DUDLEY thespians will bringing to life timeless classic The Railway Children this week.

Members of Dudley Little Theatre will be treading the boards in the production, which will run at Netherton Arts Centre from Thursday December 13 to Sunday December 15.

Set in the early 1900s - the play, based on Edith Nesbitt's much-loved book and adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny, follows siblings Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter who develop a fascination for the railway after they move from their London home together with their mother to a remote part of Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the authorities.

Imogen Laverick stars as Bobbie (the role famously played by Jenny Agutter in the 1970 film of the book), Flora Deeley plays Phyllis and Oliver Clee appears as Peter.

Evening shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7.30pm and there are also matinee performances starting at 2.30pm on Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16.

Tickets cost £9 standard, £8 concessions, and there's a ten per cent discount on group bookings.

They can be bought online at www.dudleylittletheatre.org or people can call 01384 872583 or 07954 424555.