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What were our Top 10 news stories in November 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from November 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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NEWS: Justin Fletcher extends two weeks in The Railway Children, Show must finish 8 Jan

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BAFTA award-winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher, who joined the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage on 31 August, has now confirmed he will be playing an extra two weeks, now finishing on 19 November.

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NEWS: The Railway Children posts closing notices for 8 Jan, Justin Fletcher joins cast

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The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage must end on 8 January 2017, following more than two years at King’s Cross Theatre, where it opened to critical and public acclaim on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014.

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NEWS: The Railway Children extends to Jan 2017 at King’s Cross

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Due to popular demand, the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre until 8 January 2017, with tickets for the new booking period going on sale on Wednesday 20 April. To celebrate the extension, the producers are offering 5,000 seats at £10 for select performances.

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NEWS: In the Heights extends to 30 Oct at King’s Cross Theatre

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Initially booking for a limited four-week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional six months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. The run at King’s Cross Theatre follows a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.

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NEWS: The Railway Children announces fourth extension, now booking to 30 Oct

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Due to popular demand, the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a fourth time until 30 October 2016, with tickets on sale Friday 5 February.

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Looking for family friendly shows for the Christmas season? (part 1)

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As Christmas is now next month, this is the first of my family fun listings: shows, around the country, to be enjoyed by all the family, complete with website links and age recommendations. A great way to encourage and inspire our next generation of theatre enthusiasts.

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NEWS: Martin Barrass returns to role of Mr Perks in The Railway Children

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Martin Barrass will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage from Saturday 17 October 2015. Martin first played Mr Perks in the 2009 production at York Theatre Royal where he revived the role earlier this year to critical acclaim.In 2012, he appeared …

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NEWS: The Railway Children add fours months to King’s Cross run

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The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre until Sunday 3 January 2016. Originally planned to close on 6 September, the production will run for an extra four months due to popular demand. Tickets for the new period will go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 10 July.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – King’s Cross Theatre

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Tears are strange. They can fill the eye when witnessing not horror or sadness, but a sudden kindness. It is a kind of happy sorrow: maybe a recognition of our own desolate inner yearning for a kind word. However it is, Mike Kenny’s marvellous adaptation of E.Nesbit’s book brings it on more than once. And since steam-engines themselves nearly always make me gulp – so noble, so shining, so faithful, so lovingly tended – the real one in the show pretty well wiped me out. Twice.