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A family affair for the cast of The Railway Children

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The King’s Lynn Players are keeping it in the family with their latest production, The Railway Children, being staged in March.

Three of the main parts are being played by members of the Guyatt family and they can’t wait!

Poppy, 16, who plays Roberta, the part made famous by Jenny Agutter in the 1970 Lionel Jeffries’ movie, said: “We watched the TV adaptation of the story over Christmas, it’s such a classic, well-loved tale ... it’s my first leading performance for the players and the first time we have all been on stage together.”

From Left Heidi Guyatt, Bella Guyatt and Poppy Guyatt
From Left Heidi Guyatt, Bella Guyatt and Poppy Guyatt

Bella, aged eight, who joined the players at the age of three added: ”We can’t wait to perform it for lots of family and friends who are coming to watch us!’.

Mum Heidi joined the players in 1985 for their production of The Wizard of Oz. She has appeared in many productions since then including most recently Whistle Down the Wind and Oklahoma! and is busy mastering a Yorkshire accent!

Following huge success with their productions of Goodnight Mr Tom and The Secret Garden, The King’s Lynn Players are delighted to announce their next play.

A delightful adaptation of E Nesbit’s timeless and charming story The Railway Children being staged from March 19-21 at the Guildhall.

Through the words of stationmaster, Mr Perks, the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis is brought to life. Their world is turned upside down when unbeknown to them, their father is imprisoned for selling state secrets.

With their mother, they move to Three Chimneys Cottage in the country.

The railway near their new home becomes the focal point for a series of adventures which bring new friendships, love and dramas that unite the whole community.

Tickets are on sale now. Adults £10, Concessions £8 and family ticket £32.

Call the Alive Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or book online kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/the-railway-children/#tickets

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