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The Railway Children

by E Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny

Tue 27th to Sat 31st October 2015 + Matinee
Directed by Caroline Roberts The Railway Children

We’re excited to bring you this excellent adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic story, about a prosperous Edwardian family forced into near-impoverishment in the north of England.
It captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. Remarkably faithful to the original, Mike Kenny says of his play; “the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool the skill of the actor”. We have a wonderful cast who can’t wait to remind you why this story has endured for so long, and why the cry of “Daddy! My Daddy!” will always provoke a tear.

Box Office

Tickets will be available via the Box Office from Saturday 10th October 2015.


Performances start at 7.30pm prompt, the bar will be serving refreshments from 7.00pm and during the interval.

The matinee performance starts at 2.30pm, with doors opening at 2pm.

A Christmas Fairy Tale

Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th December
Directed by Kerry King

A Christmas story to put you in a Christmas mood. Full of songs and characters you know and love. With a pantomime feel and set in a Winter Wonderland, there will be lots of oohs and aahs along the way.
Will the Christmas tree fairy be found before Santa comes on Christmas eve? Come along to find out. Fun and laughter for all the family.

Read Through

There will a chance read through the script and look at the music and songs featured in the production on Tuesday September 29th.


Auditions will be held at the theatre on Thursday 1st October and again on Tuesday 6th October.

Day Timers

2.15 p.m Tuesday 15th December

The Daytimers are disbanding finally at the end of the year, and we are having a last get-together on Tuesday 15th December at 2.15 p.m. at the Manifest Theatre.

The plan is to have an ‘Open House’ for people to come along to enjoy a sing-along, have a break for a cuppa and nibbles, then another half-hour for Christmas songs, etc.


Mr Turner (2014) - 16th October 2015

The film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea.

Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Directed by Mike Leigh
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

Rating 12A - Biography, Drama, History


Into The Woods (2014) - November 2015

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Directed by Rob Marshall
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine

Rating PG - Adventure, Fantasy, Musical


Future Films

  • 5th December – Paddington 2.30pm matinee


Movie Tickets

Tickets cost £5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional £2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

More film fun when The ‘Sons of the Desert’ areback for another two visits.

Next Showing

  • Sat 7th November
  • Sat 19th December
Manifest members are always welcome to
attend but ticket price will include a fee to join the ‘Sons of the Desert’.
For more information telephone Paul on
01255 429 887 •7:30pm-10:00pm.