YOUNG thespians have been working hard ahead of their adaptation of a favourite children’s novel.

The cast from Applause Theatre School are putting on a production of The Railway Children.

They have been busy rehearsing their version of the beloved children’s tale, which was turned into a film in 1970, at Darlington railway museum The Head of Steam.

The show is set to be staged tomorrow.

There will be two shows on Thursday, at 11am and 2pm.

A further two shows will take place the following Thursday, August 26, at 11am and 2pm.

Darlington Mayor Cyndi Hughes dropped into one of their rehearsals this week to hear about the achievements of some of the young performers and get a glimpse of the action ahead of the first production.

She said she was impressed by the talented youngsters.

She added: “It’s sure to be a great show.”

The show is being produced by Sam Bradshaw, who has been running Applause Theatre School, which is based at The Grange, in Hurworth, for 25 years.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite or via the Head of Steam.

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Tickets for the show are included in the usual museum admission and annual passes. Adult tickets cost £4.95, children aged 6-16 are £3 and a family pass is £10.


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