Pack a picnic and make tracks to Calke Abbey on Thursday 2 August for an evening outdoor play performance of The Railway Children.

All the family will love this classic all time favourite as Heartbreak Productions bring the story to life in the glorious grounds outside Calke Abbey.  Relive the adventures of the 3 children who are forced to live away from their London home to a small country cottage before their father is mysteriously taken away.  Their only link is to wave at the passing London steam train and an intrigued passenger on board.  Will they ever see their Daddy again?

Philip Bittner, Visitor Experience Manager at Calke Abbey said, ‘There’s something magical and very British about outdoor performances and the way they bring families together for a memorable experience.  You couldn’t wish for a better natural theatre with the way the landscape slopes and the house really adds grandeur to the stage set!’

Booking is essential, so please call 0844 2491895 or buy your tickets on-line at  Tickets cost £14 adults, £8 children, £45 family plus a 5% booking fee.  You can also purchase a ticket on your next visit to Calke from the ticket office. The performance will go ahead in bad weather (unless really adverse), so please dress appropriately and bring a blanket to sit on. Gates open at 6pm (last admission 6.45pm) and the performance will start at 7pm until 9.30pm.

For further information, please contact Philip Bittner or Alison Thornhill

– Tel: 01332 863822


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