Waterloo's Eurostar Platforms Turned Into Theatre

The Railway Children To Be Performed

Waterloo station - the destination of thousands of daily Wimbledon commuters - will be transformed into a unique theatre venue this summer, for a new production of the children's novel, The Railway Children.

The former Eurostar platforms will be converted into a 1,000-seat venue with audiences sitting either side of the track to enjoy the performance, which will also have the added authenticity of a real steam train.

Originally published in 1906, The Railway Children is the most famous of Edith Nesbit's novels.

It tells the story of how the comfortable lives of three Edwardian children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, are shattered when their father is arrested on suspicion of betraying state secrets.

From every ticket sale, £1 will be donated to the Railway Children's Charity which aims to help homeless children throughout the world, particularly those who live around railway stations.

Performances run from July 4, find out more about how you can enjoy an after-work drama at www.therailwaychildrenwaterloo.com or by calling 0871 297 0740.

June 27, 2010