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Teach The Railway Children

You and your students can access a range of resources on E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children

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The Railway Children   |   Production   |   E. Nesbit

The cast of The Railway Children

About the production

E. Nesbit’s cherished novel is brought to life in this Olivier award-winning adaptation from York Theatre Royal.

Directed by Damian Cruden, Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal, The Railway Children features the original locomotive from the beloved 1970s film.

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Discover video and written resources to help you engage younger learners, including productions, graphic novels and behind-the-scenes insights from performers and practitioners.

Resources for younger learners

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid, adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo, was captured live at the Unicorn Theatre, the UK's leading professional theatre dedicated to producing inspiring work for young audiences.

The Comedy of Errors

Introduce younger students to Shakespeare with this abridged version of one of his most farcical comedies. Devised for schools and families, this adaptation uses props, live music and physical comedy to convey the story.

Henry V

An excellent first introduction to Henry V, this live action film enhanced by beautiful animation has been carefully adapted for younger learners and those feeling daunted by tackling Shakespeare’s works.

Graphic novels

Drawing inspiration from Japan and using original texts, these graphic novel adaptations bring to life the words of great writers including Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens.

A Frantic Assembly Warm Up

Things I Know To Be True Associate Director Jonnie Riordan takes you through six warm-up exercises to develop teamwork, confidence and focus.

Drama Plans

These lesson plans and guides from DramaWorks are designed for students aged 11-14 and include games, teaching instructions, exercises and exam preparation.

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