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The Railway Children

The Railway Children
Written by Peter Quartermain
Produced and directed by Fred Hall
29 June – 4 July 2009

Set in and around a country railway station at the turn of the twentieth century, the plight of the railway children grappling with their new environment is imaginatively brought to life for a modern audience while losing nothing of the original spirit of humour, tension, adventure and the final triumph of good over evil.


Roberta Waterbury (Bobbie) – Jennifer Diamond
Phyllis Waterbury – Isabel Mandray / Maeve-Anne Allen
Peter Waterbury – Luke Higgins / Harry Stapley
Grace Waterbury – Gillian Spooner
Charles Waterbury – John McLaren
Ruth – Kirsty Duncombe
Mr Gills – Dave Cosh
Mr Perks – James Sheppard
Horace – John Sheppey
Ted – Jamie Povey
Mrs Viney – Melinda Hunt
Doctor Forrest – Colin Bailey
Igor Szezepansky – Mike Ames
The Old Gentleman – John Penn
Nell – Kirsty Duncombe
Jim – Scott Godfrey
Male Chorus – Keith Jarman, Dave Allen, Jack Ball
Female Chorus – Catherine Allen, Lauren Bulling, Eloise Hunt, Jennifer Lovell, Lucy Larner, Nicola Milner, Kirsty Pallen


Musical Director – Andy Hall
Assistant Producer – Nicola Milner
Choreographers – The Pearls
Stage Manager – Polly Owen
Lighting – Peter Bennett, Mike Auvray and Andy Woolliscroft
Sound – Ken Swan
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Wigs – Christine Angell
Properties – Diane Frosdick, Sue Newman
Stage Crew – John McLaren, Russell Tallowin, Steve Lovell, Frank Andrews, Dave Tallowin
Set Construction – John McLaren, Albert Tilbury and Trevor Jeffries
Scenic Painters – Emma Constant, Charlotte Constant, Christine Angell
Prompt – Pauline Fielder