Railway Children steams ahead at Green Dragon: June 14

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, is holding a quiz night at the Green Dragon pub on Croydon High Street from 7.30pm this Friday, June 14, to raise funds towards their next production, The Railway Children.

THE-RAILWAY-CHILDREN-001This is a big year for CODA, one of the borough’s longest lasting am-dram groups, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in September.

The quiz is being run by Michael Hall and Paul Grace (the chaps behind the 60-second Robocop earlier this year), and it promises to be a fun evening of engaging puzzlement (it says here…). Tickets are £6, or £5 for CODA members.

The Railway Children is the story of three children who are forced to move to rural Yorkshire when their father is imprisoned, and then discover the adventure that only the railway can bring.

CODA’s show is the same adaptation that was staged at Waterloo Station a couple of years ago (sadly minus the real steam train), and is full of humour and charm, is wonderfully entertaining and engaging, with the most moving of happy endings.

The play will be performed at the Charles Cryer Theatre in Carshalton from October 30 to November 2 (half-term week), and CODA is also looking for people of all ages who would want to take part, including an ensemble of children.

The meet and greet for all those interested in the production will be held on Wednesday June 26 at 7.45pm at Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, with auditions on Wednesday July  17 at Royal Russell, also from 7.45pm.

For more information, please contact Michael Hall at treasurer@codashows.co.uk

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