A high-quality theatre group performing a range of critically-acclaimed classics, comedies, dramas and thrillers.

 Coming to LTH this September

      24th - 28th SEPTEMBER @ LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL                    

 

E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in this stunning new stage adaptation by Mike Kenny.

This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life.

When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever.

Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious staging, this new adaptation promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation.

 

 

The Railway Children

 

Cast

 

Bobbie – Persephone Leafe

Phyllis – Ellie Morris

Peter – Ted Grainger

Mother – Gilly Clarke

Father – Simon Page

Perks – Richard York

Mrs Perks – Jess Hannah

Mrs Viney – Sharon Lodge

The Old Gentleman – Cedric Grainger

Doctor – Simon Page

Mr Szeczpansky – Steve Illidge

Butler – Mike Blasdale

Cook – Cathy Rackstraw

Maid - Jess Hannah

District Superintendent – Steve Illidge

Worker1 – Mike Blasdale

Worker 2 – Steve Illidge

Jim - Freddie Capper

Schoolboys - Tom Walker & Olly Hilton

 

 

    Coming to Loughborough        & Coalville this December

1st - 5th December @ Loughborough town Hall -  7th December @ Century Theatre, Coalville

 

Trapped in a loving but unsatisfying marriage, Laura Jesson is unable to stop herself from falling for a stranger she encounters at the train station. Alec Harvey is also married and the pair realise that their innocent friendship is developing into something more serious. As passion takes over, Laura must make an impossible and heart - wrenching decision.

Once again presented in the style of 1940s radio and steeped in romantic glamour, The Festival Players perform this adaptation of the award-winning 1945 film, live on stage as a follow-up to last year’s It’s A Wonderful Life:A live Radio Play.

A story of temptation, passion and forbidden love, Brief Encounter On Air is your opportunity to experience a mesmerising performance of this iconic classic.

 

BRIEF ENCOUNTER ON AIR
CAST 

Laura - Laura Brookes
Alec - Nick Grainger
Dolly/Mary Norton - Valerie Schmitt-Li
Fred/Albert/Porter - Gareth Busson
Myrtle/Waitress - Elizabeth Jane
Soldier/Stephen/Policeman - Douglas Gilbert
Mrs Rolandson/Beryl - Shirley Burgess
Foley Artist - Chris Marshall
Sfx Manager - Jez Malpas

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 SEASON

19TH - 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL

10th-13th APRIL AT THE LEONARD DIXON STUDIO, ROBERT MARTIN THEATRE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

17TH & 18TH APRIL AT CENTURY THEATRE, COALVILLE

24TH - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019 AT LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL

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