Wedmore Theatre 

"The Railway Children" - 29th and 30th November, 1st December

"The Railway Children” is our major production of 2018, on November 29th and 30th, and December 1st in Wedmore Village Hall.

Since the hero of our show will be a gigantic steam train in an Edwardian railway station, we decided to research this ‘character’ fully before designing the production. So cast and production team piled into the Wedmore Community Bus (kindly driven by Roger Fielder), followed by a cavalcade of cars, and went to the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore for a morning of fun and photos. We also shot the video trailer that we will be using in all our publicity - see below.

The volunteer staff at East Somerset Railway could not have been more helpful. They are rightly proud of their restored station, locomotives and carriages, and took obvious pleasure in showing them off to us. There’s something about steam trains that seems to bring out the best in people…

Rehearsals are now well under way and, although the cast and director are working very hard, there is also the usual level of sociable enjoyment that accompanies any community creative endeavour. We are building an excellent backstage team of creative and practical people, although we still need lots more imaginative and energetic members of our community to help with all the essential design functions, such as make-up, hair, costume, stage management and props, and, especially help with set construction before the production week. Everyone is welcome. If you’d like to be part of the team, even if you have absolutely no previous experience, please contact the director, Jendy Weekes, on 01278 641370 or e-mail her at

"The Railway Children" trailer

"The Railway Children" - ticket availability

Tickets go on sale next month for the four performances in Wedmore Village Hall - Thursday November 29th at 7:30, Friday November 30th at 7:30, Saturday December 1st at 2:30 and at 7:30.

Priority Booking will open for our Subscribers on October 22nd, and full details of how to book will be included in a newsletter. General booking opens on November 5th, and from that date tickets will be available from the Wedmore Theatre Box Office on 01934 743953, online at this website, and also from Wedmore Village Store. All tickets are numbered, and a small price premium is charged for the new raked seating rows AA to GG, which are expected to sell first as they are proving very popular.

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