The Railway Children arriving in South Queensferry this weekend

Chapterhouse Theatre Company bringing two shows to South Queensferry, Hopetoun House. 

Peter Pan and the Railway Children
Chapterhouse Theatre Company bringing two shows to South Queensferry, Hopetoun House. Peter Pan and the Railway Children

This weekend Hopetoun House in South Queensferry will bring the fantastic story of The Railway Children to life on stage.

On Sunday, the Chapterhouse Theatre Company will bring their UK and Ireland tour to the Ferry for the unforgettable and heart-warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

The story follows three children whose lives are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father.

Finding a new home in a beautiful but isolated village the children make new friends and discover the wonders of the Yorkshire hills and the railway lines scattered throughout them.

With stunning period costume, traditional music and songs and a whole host of unforgettable characters, The Railway Children is a treat for all the family, perfect for a summer evening’s entertainment.

Writer Laura Turner said: “The Railway Children has been a delight to adapt, filled with so many memorable moments of courage, heroism, love and friendship.

“It’s a beautiful story of the strength we all have inside ourselves, reminding us that a little bit of faith, love and trust is sometimes all you need.”

The show starts at 7pm with gates opening from 6pm. Tickets (Adult £14/Child £10/Family £42) are available from Hopetoun House on 0131 331 2451 or www.hopetoun.co.uk or from See Tickets on 0871 220 0260 or www.seetickets.com.

This will be the 17th year Chapterhouse has toured the country and over the summer they will be bringing six fantastic shows for all the family to stages across the UK and Ireland.

For South Queensferry and Hopetoun House it means Peter Pan will also be coming to the town. On Sunday, August 7, J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic will be on display in a brand new adaptation.

Director Rebecca Gadsby said: “Peter Pan has been an absolute joy to work on; for few of us adults get the opportunity to delve into childishness and use our imagination.

“Spending days imagining pirate ships, crocodiles, fairies and mermaids has been a refreshing break from the usual historical research and character psychologies.”

More information is available at www.chapterhouse.org.