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The perfect Christmas entertainment this festive season

This Christmas, Harbour Theatre is proudly staging a special season of Edith Nesbit's classic children's book 'The Railway Children'.

Originally serialised in the 'London Magazine' in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 by Edith Nesbit, the story of three Edwardian children who leave their London home and move to a country village after their father is imprisoned, has entertained generations.

Although radio and television adaptations have brought the adventures of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter to audiences, perhaps the 1970 film, directed by Lionel Jeffries, gave us the iconic images we remember, and which now define the narrative.

The forthcoming Harbour Theatre production is directed the award-winning Jane Sherwood and will be led by a fine cast of local actors.

'The Railway Children' is the tale of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England. Despite changing surroundings and social circles, as well as the loss of a loved one, the family remain hopeful and work through their woes and follow their dreams. This much-beloved tale explores the themes of friendship, helpfulness, compassion and determination and captures the anxieties and exhilaration of childhood with great tenderness and insight.

'The Railway Children' makes for the perfect Christmas entertainment this festive season.

Don't miss out on this strictly limited season at Harbour Theatre, Camelot - 16 Lochee St, Mosman Park. Tickets are now on sale through Harbour Theatre on 08 9255 3336 or

Choose from the following performances: December 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7.30pm and December 3 & 10 at 2pm.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adult $25.50 / Concession $23.50 / Student or Child Under 15 Years $20.50.

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When: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th December @ 7.30pm matinees 3rd & 10th December @ 2.00pm
Where: Harbour Theatre, Camelot, 16 Lochee St, Mosman Park WA 6012
Cost: $25.50 / $23.50 / $20.50
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