FRODSHAM Players will be performing their annual outdoor production outside St Laurence Church next month.

This year the players will perform The Railway Children from July 11-14.

Edith Nesbit first published ‘The Railway Children’ in 1905 in serial form in The London Magazine and based it around her childhood, when she had lived at Penshurst in Kent. She later wrote that those years were the happiest in her childhood.

Chester and District Standard:

Affable Station Master, Mr Perks, recounts the story of a young Edwardian family, whose lives have been irrevocably changed by a set of unforeseen circumstances. When a Foreign Office Civil Servant is falsely imprisoned for selling state secrets, his wife up-sticks, moving her children to Three Chimneys Cottage in Yorkshire. Discovering a railway near their new home is just the beginning of a series of adventures for the Children Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and young Phyllis.

This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life.

Chester and District Standard:

Derinda Watson, of Frodsham Players, said it is "a tale suitable for all the family".

"Last summer when performing ‘Danny, Champion of the World’, we were blessed with wonderful weather and families sat under the trees in the church yard with their picnics. So who knows what this summer will bring?

Chester and District Standard:

"But the show will go on even if it rains – we will move inside the church."

Tickets cost £5 and are available from

, or via the box office on 077544 55809, or from Dandelion, Church St. Frodsham.