A cast of 25 will take on E Nesbit’s The Railway Children – quite a feat for modern children who will have to travel back in time over 100 years to a different era.

The theatre company has pulled out all the stops to get the technical side in place, spending £1.5k to hire three special effects panels for the three-day run. Music and sound effects will also help to transform the Theatre Royal into a rural railway station.

The railway offers the children an opportunity for friendships, a chance for heroics and a lifetime of memories.

Performances at Theatre Royal, Workington, run until Saturday night, with tickets at £7 available from the Box Office on 01900 603161, website www.theatre-royal-workington.co.uk or on the door.