Ballywillan Drama Group’s The Railway Children will be steaming into the Riverside Theatre for four special performances during the last week of March - and there’s a Ballycastle face among the principal cast.
Fresh from their hugely successful Hairspray this January, which played to capacity audiences, this enterprising and very busy group are staging one of the first amateur productions of this awardwinning play, presently being staged at King’s Cross Railway Station, London.
This 2011 Olivier Award Winner, written by Mike Kenny, based on Edith Nesbit’s famous novel, has wowed audiences in London for three seasons and Ballywillan are delighted to have secured the performing rights.
The play stars Victoria Lagan in the lead role of Bobbie, the heroine of the piece – this is a huge role with Victoria rarely off the stage.
Starring alongside her are Ballycastle’s Kellyann McKillen as Phyllis and Colin McClarty as Peter, Bobbie’s sister and brother – the Railway Children.
Maelisa Cunning plays the children’s mother and Alan McClarty, Mr Perks, the Stationmaster. Richard Mairs, Kent Bolton, Maxine McAleenon, Tom Waddell, Sabrina McKinney and Shea Eastwood complete the principal cast.
These leading players are joined onstage by eighteen other supporting actors. Brian Logan, the play’s Director and Producer, has designed the period Oakworth railway station complete with tunnel tracks and steam train!
The Railway Children runs from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 March. Booking is now open on 028 70 123 123 or book online at www.riversidetheatre.org.uk