Brigstocke finds his station in life...

Marcus joins Railway Children show

Marcus Brigstocke is to join the cast of The Railway Children when it returns to the London stage this summer.

The comic will play stationmaster Albert Perks Perks – the role originally made famous by Bernard Cribbins in the 1970 film – in the award-winning theatre production.

He will join the show when it returns to the disused former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo Station from June 19 to September 4. The show will again feature a real steam train borrowed from the National Railway Museum and the Old Gentleman’s Saloon Carriage used in the original film.

Last year, Brigstocke made his musical theatre debut, playing King Arthur in the tour version of Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Published: 18 Mar 2011

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