A big hit in London; perhaps not in Toronto.
When I mentioned to friends that I was going to see Railway Children, the unanimous response was that the reviews have not been that good. So off I went with NO expectation, which to me.. is not such a bad thing as it can only get better...most of the time.
A special theater tent was built for this show and it's next door to the Rogers Center and the spectacular CN Tower in Toronto. Great location for our tourists!
http://www.trha.ca/, just outside the tent.. You don't actually need a show ticket to view the trains! There's even a miniature railway that operates at certain hours of the day..
The show is about 3 siblings telling the story about their life as railway children. Their comfortable upper class life in London comes to an abrupt end when father gets sent to jail and the siblings, along with their mother, have to move to a cottage in the country side, beside a railway.
One major setback of this theater are the seats. They are not very big and I was seated next to an X-L gentlemen who didn't quite fit in his seat so he was partially in mine. My legs were glued next to his, and I couldn't get my right shoulder and arm to fit within my space so I ended up sitting all crocked in the chair . Very uncomfortable! I kept moving and shifting for the 1st part of the show. I did change seat after intermission and I enjoyed part 2 way better!
Would I recommend this show? Sure, if you get tickets like mine. Two for $40.