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The Railway Children Return (PG)

4th August 2022 5:30 pm

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Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.

1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon The Crown, Star Wars: Rogue One), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.

There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith Cilla), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.

When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens), hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to help their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

Cert: PG

Running time: 1hr 30mins

AD Audio Description available

Relaxed Screening: Saturday 30th July, 11am & Saturday 6th August, 11am

ST Subtitled Screening: Thursday 4th August, 5.30pm


Relaxed screenings are specifically designed for people who find regular cinema settings challenging. We extend a warm welcome to people who feel overwhelmed by the ordinary cinema environment. These relaxed screenings are open to ANYONE who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including (but not limited to) people living with dementia; people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive experience.

During a relaxed film screening:
– The lights will be on
– There may be noise and movement
– Extra staff to help at all times
– Freedom to come and go as you wish

 

Due to exciting building work taking place, we currently have a reduced cinema schedule.  We hope to return with mid-week matinees and morning cinema soon, in the meantime, thank you for bearing with us!

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Date:
4th August 2022
Time:
5:30 pm
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Venue

Festival Theatre
United Kingdom

Other

Price:
£7.50/£8.50 (Premium seats)
Concessions and members discounts apply
Show Times:
*Please note: film starts at advertised time*
Friday 29th July at 5.30pm
Saturday 30th July at 11am (Relaxed Screening)
Sunday 31st July at 3pm
Monday 1st August at 5.30pm
Tuesday 2nd August at 5.30pm
Thursday 4th August at 5.30pm (Subtitled Screening)
Saturday 6th August at 11am (Relaxed Screening)
Sunday 7th August at 3pm
Tuesday 9th August at 4.30pm
Wednesday 10th August at 5.30pm

Event Reviews

  • The View From The Stalls

    It's back again! One of the most enduring and eagerly-awaited musicals has returned to Malvern, a mere two years after it last played to capacity audiences.

    And it is proof that some things just don't need to be re-invented or re-imagined or changed for a different generation as this is Willy Russell's stunning Blood Brothers sixth appearances in Malvern in the past few years. The key roles of Mrs Johnstone and son Mickey are also played by the same actors as last time - Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones respectively both of whom have now been in the show for many years. Sean Jones in particular has been playing the role of the 7 year old and upwards since 2016, ironically playing a character far younger than his own daughter.

    Any show that returns to a theatre again and again and is still a sell-out has to have something going for it. Audiences, many of whom will have seen the show before, genuinely never tire of the show and there was a good number of younger members of the public in the audience seeing this pact with the devil for the first time.

    The show unusually starts at the end with two bodies on stage before nipping back to happier if more financially difficult times when Eddie (Joe Sleight), one of the twins, was given away to a childless family on the basis that the secret must never be told. The other twin is Mickey, the shy childish son who remains with his mother, whilst Eddie goes on to live a pampered and privileged life. These must be two of the best roles in show business – who wouldn’t want a part where you can act like 7 year-olds and both of them do it brilliantly and believably (in spite of them being as tall as their mum!) with perfectly contrived mannerisms and the well-observed knockabout behaviour that kids have. Sarah Jane Buckley is Eddie’s new mother and the ever-present harbinger of doom (or at least the truth) is Scott Anson (another actor returning to the role, having done it some 20 years ago). All the singing and the live orchestration is, as you would expect, superb.

    The standing ovation and four curtain calls in Malvern no doubt reflect what happens at every venue and deservedly so – Sean Jones in particular looked physically shattered, but happy, when taking the bow - he has the most physically demanding role as 7 year olds have boundless energy!

    So why does a musical about a family break-up with absolutely devastating consequences prove to be so popular? Other than the fact that, however many times you have seen it and know exactly how it is going to end, it genuinely pulls at the heart strings and shocks in the final moments, the show’s author Willy Russell describes it perfectly:
    "People do see it more than once and one of the reasons is that it is a musical with a strong book, it has got a tale to tell. This might indict it as not being a real musical but if all the electricity fails in the theatre and you can’t light the show or amplify it, you can still do the show with a piano and even if the piano blows, you can still do the show a capella and it will work. It simply relies on the primal, ageless, universal thing of “I’m going to tell you a story”. Your ears prick up and you stay with it and there’s no better experience”

    And that is storytelling and theatre at its very best.

    Remember. Make a pact with the Devil and the Devil will have your number. Always.

  • Sheena

    I have never seen anyone pour their soul into a performance the way Niki did tonight. She absolutely took my breath away. It's genuinely the best performance I've had the fortune to witness.
    The whole production was perfect. I brought my two teenage children along because they're studying Blood Brothers for their GCSEs (plus I've been dying to see it again since I saw Barbara Dickson play Mrs J in the 90s).

    I can't thank the whole team enough for delivering an such incredibly moving show. Bravo to all, but my particular cheers to Niki. An award winning, unparalleled performance.