The Wind in the Willows tours Sussex

The Wind in The Willows – Childfriendly Brighton Review

‘The whole cast were animated and professional and belted out some fantastic songs. I took a 6year old and a 7 year old along who are still talking about it two days later, a lot of the cast were children and this seemed to make it even better for them. Try and see it, it’s definitely worth it and you won’t be disappointed, it is on till Sunday 9th July’

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Grand Theatre, Blackpool, The Railway Children Review

“Set in 1905, this musical adaptation of The Railway Children has all the charm of Edith Nesbitt’s classic story.

 It follows three children – Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis – who move with their mother from London to a house near the railway in the Yorkshire countryside after their father is wrongly accused of being a spy and imprisoned.
 Adapted by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep and performed by theatre company Talking Scarlet, the production packs in a lot – showing the children’s relationship with comical station worker Mr Perks, the Old Gentleman who regularly catches the 9.15am train, a Russian exile who they care for, and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman who they help after finding him injured in a tunnel.

Complex themes of class, espionage, family, compassion and bravery are dealt with brilliantly in some heartwarming songs which give younger members of the audience chance to understand what life was like more than 100 yeas ago.

Sophie Holt gives a beautiful portrayal of a wise head on young shoulders as Bobbie; Mr Perks’ humour is played wonderfully by Harry Hart and Carly Day is brilliant as the mischievous young Phyllis.

The hard-working cast is the real credit to this family production.”

The Blackpool Gazette

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The Railway Children – 2016 tour

With news that a 2017 tour is being organised, here are some reviews from 2016:

“Just saw the beautiful musical production of The Railway Children by @talkingScarlet in #Croydon. Brilliant cast. On tour now. Go see it!”

“… absolutely wonderful, delightful, charming, everything it should have been and more, from the first moment we were swept away and along on the most lovely story, cried my eyes out!”

“If you get the chance to see the @talkingScarlet production of#TheRailwayChildren do go. You won’t regret it.”

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