Wells Theatre Festival organisers are calling for young actors with good singing voices aged 12+ to audition for the chance to play the famous railway children Roberta (15), Peter (12), Phyllis (10/11) or their friend, John Perks the stationmaster’s son) alongside a professional cast of actors. The three siblings should be able to speak with received pronunciation and John Perks should be able to speak with a Yorkshire accent.

This new production from Hordern Ciani Ltd will be performed as part of the Wells Theatre Festival 11 – 14 July.

When Roberta (15), Peter (12) and Phyllis (10/11) move to the country with their mother, they discover the joys of the steam railway and make new, unexpected friends. The only thing that’s missing is their father. A heart-warming tale set to a stunning new musical soundtrack.

Auditions will be held in central Wells on 13 and 14 April. To register your interest please contact

Full details of the production and auditions can be found at including what to do if you can’t make the audition dates.

For more information about the forthcoming production of The Railway Children and the auditions please contact Katherine Mount at Horden Ciani on 07973 969404.