The Railway Children
Last Update 07-Mar-2008
Worcester Evening News
After battling through rush-hour traffic struggling to get out of flood-hit Worcester, then arriving home just in time for a downpour, the prospect of leaving the fireside to venture out again didn't appeal.
But it's testament to the professionalism of The Nonentities that within minutes of taking my seat thoughts of a day's traumas became a distant memory.
To all intents and purposes I was on the railway platform recreated by the cast.
This feeling was greatly enhanced by the sound effects and dry ice - in place of steam - which engulfed the set.
And all the children involved were so utterly captivating that it was impossible to detach yourself from their capers and endearing characters.
Considering the constraints the small stage at the Rose Theatre imposes on those who tread its boards, to depict such a charming performance is a considerable achievement.