All aboard for the critically acclaimed theatrical version of E. Nesbit's celebrated 1906 novel, The Railway Children, being brought to the stage (or should I say 'platform') over the summer.
For two months starting 4 July, the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station will be imaginatively transformed into a 1,000 seat venue, hosting York Theatre's successful adaptation of the novel.
The production also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the popular film - the show will even use the actual saloon carriage that appeared in the film.
Using the old terminal at Waterloo Station is a stroke of genius – the performance will utilise the original tracks which the Eurostar once rumbled along while the audience watches from seats along the platforms.
The popular story follows the lives of a well-to-do family living in Victorian London who move to the country after their father is taken away under mysterious circumstances. The three children of the family soon make many friends in their new surroundings, and have fun waving at trains passing close by their home. They get to know one of the train passengers and enlist his help in finding their father.
The feel-good story of family loyalty follows the children's exciting adventures, building to a wonderfully moving climax.
The Railway Children is well on track to becoming one of the most popular theatre shows in the capital this year.