The Railway Children | John Peel Centre

SODS present: The Railway Children

Tuesday 22 August, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Saturday 26 August, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£12 adults | £10 concessions
Box Office
01449 774 678
SODS present: The Railway Children @ John Peel Centre

SODS’ scintillating summer production!

The Railway Children

By E.Nesbit, adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 August

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

SODS proudly presents ‘The Railway Children’, one of the best loved children’s novels in English literature. Set in 1905, this unforgettable story has at its heart the importance of family life and of kindness to strangers. It will be performed in the exciting in-the-round format, with the actors close to and surrounded by the audience, which will be seated on all four sides of the acting area.

When their father is taken away by mysterious strangers, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life for a humble rural existence in the Yorkshire countryside. However, living close to a railway line, the children and their mother soon discover adventure, new friendships and sheer joy.

Children will love it and adults may shed a tear – ‘The Railway Children’ will be an uplifting theatrical experience for all the family!

Seating capacity is limited so early booking is advised.

Tickets £12, Concessions £10
Concession rate applies to under 18s, 60 year olds and over, and full-time students in possession of a recognised card.

Tickets are on sale from Monday 15th May from the John Peel Centre Box Office – 01449 774678

The Box Office will be open from 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday for personal callers and telephone bookings


Tuesday 22 August – 7.30pm
Wednesday 23 August – 7.30pm
Thursday 24 August – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 25 August – 7.30pm
Saturday 26 August – 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Please note:

All times stated are the performance start time; doors open approx 30mins prior to the start.
This event is seated, and seats are unallocated/unreserved.
The performances are suitable for children from 5 years of age and above.
Groups of 11 or more: 1 free ticket per ten tickets (cheapest rate ticket) i.e. Buy 11 tickets and pay for 10.


Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and all aspects are the responsibility of those who have hired the Centre.

Adv = Advance; Otd = On the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through our ticket partner, (subject to a 10% booking fee), or direct from our Box Office (no booking fee). Advance booking closes at 6pm on the day of the event unless stated above. All events are standing unless stated above. If you have any specific requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you, though it would help us if you could inform the box office prior to the event.