The Railway Children Return (PG) at Number 8, Pershore
An enchanting drama for a new generation, picking up nearly forty years after the events of the original film with the adventures of a new group of siblings.
It’s 1944 and as life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are evacuated from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
There to meet them at the train station are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), 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 assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
Directed by Morgan Matthews.
Please note: The screening on Monday 22 August – 7.30pm will include subtitles (ST) for those with hearing loss.
In advance of this film we will be screening the original 1970 film The Railway Children on Monday 25 July – 11.00am; Tuesday 26 July 7.30pm. Click here for details.
Saturday 20 August – 7.30pm; Monday 22 August – 11.00am & 7.30pm (ST); Tuesday 23 August – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50 (£8.00), Daytime £7.00 (£6.50)
(plus 80p per ticket if booked online)
(ST) screening shown with subtitles for those with hearing loss
To book tickets and find out about this and other events please visit Number 8’s website.