The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny
A Youth Group production
The Youth Group is delighted to present Mike Kenny’s glorious adaptation of the much loved children’s classic packed with nostalgia and charm.
It had two critically acclaimed runs at the National Railway Museum, before being staged at Waterloo Station, where it won an Olivier award for Best Entertainment.
Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis’ lives change considerably when their father is taken away. They are forced to move from their luxurious London life to a cottage in rural Yorkshire where their sole interest becomes the trains and its passengers passing by.
With our thriving youth group’s enthusiasm and talent, this production promises to be as heartwarming as your first reading of the novel, your first viewing of the film or even your first experience of a steam train!
“Profoundly moving... it never for a moment runs out of steam”
The Audience by Peter Morgan
Hot on the heels of sell-out seasons in London and on Broadway, we are thrilled to present this multi-award winning play by the acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen and The Crown).
Spanning sixty years from the 1950s through to the 21st century, Morgan vividly illustrates what might have happened between Queen Elizabeth II and her prime ministers behind closed doors during their weekly meetings.
A creative mix of historical evidence, back room gossip and literary imaginings, the play is a witty, thought provoking and highly entertaining piece of unmissable theatre.
“The Audience’ is a right – royal great night out”
Constellations by Nick Payne
Originally premiering at the Royal Court starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins, we are excited to present this remarkable piece of theatre at the GWT.
Roland and Marianne meet at a barbecue. This is the story of their relationship, told across various parallel universes. Funny, tender and breathtakingly original, this two-hander shows how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the path we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, one relationship and infinite possibilities.
At approximately 70 minutes long, this genre-busting winner of the Evening Standard’s Best Play Award offers an exhilarating evening’s drama for our audiences.
“This exceptional new romantic drama packs more into an hour or so than most manage in three”
There will be No Interval
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, adapted by Beverley Cross
Before Batman there was Zorro, before Zorro there was The Lone Ranger. And before any of these there was the original mysterious superhero, The Scarlet Pimpernel.
This production features a large cast and a multitude of characters. Among them is the courageous Scarlet Pimpernel who hides behind a public persona, Sir Percy Blakeney. A seemingly slow thinking foppish playboy, in reality he is a formidable swordsman and quick- thinking escape artist. The elusive hero and his followers are the toast of English society and the arch nemesis’ of revolutionary France.
We are very excited to also be taking this romantic adventure to The Minack in Cornwall in August. (Playing 3rd to 7th Aug)
“They seek him here, they seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.”