Friends of Longford Park


Friends of Longford Park
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Peoples Millions Gardens
Longford Park. Stretford, Manchester M32 8PX


11 Aug 2018


5:00 pm - 7:15 pm


£12 (Under 5s Free)

Open Air Theatre: The Railway Children

Heartbreak Productions in association with Friends of Longford Park presents

The Railway Children

by Edith Nesbit

Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Giggleswick Station are delayed!

Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.

All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.


Saturday   11th Aug 2018     5:00pm


£12 (under 5s Free).  Recommended Age 6+
Advance tickets for this performance are highly recommended and are available at these locations:
Online at Eventbrite (fees apply)
Longford Cafe (cash or cheque only)
Newslink at Stretford Metro (cash or cheque only)
Chorlton Bookshop (cash or cheque only)

What to Bring

Seating is not provided! Please bring your own chair or blanket/rug, bubbly, cucumber sandwiches and some warm clothing just in case!

Gates open at 4:00pm. Show starts at 5pm sharp


For those that have not previously been to one of our open air theatre productions, the performance is held in the People’s Millions Garden adjacent to the formal Gardens. Click on the Satellite view on the map below for the exact location within the park. There will be two main access points, one on the Eastern side (follow the path alongside the Athletics Stadium) and a second on the Western side (follow the road past the cafe and it’ll be on the right past the Community Allotments). Once you get inside the park follow the signs. There will be volunteers at hand should you require assistance.


We would rather you left the car at home, but if you do drive, the easiest option is to park at the large car park next to the Athletics Stadium off Ryebank Road. There is a second smaller car park past the cafe for people with mobility issues. We kindly ask you to respect the parking restrictions within Longford Park.


Toilets are located at Longford Cafe and will be closed after the interval. Please note that the cafe itself may not be serving food or drinks from 5:00pm onward so we advise that you bring refreshments along.