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Please note, that for reasons beyond our control, this show has had to be postponed

We hope provide fresh details very soon…


Random Acts, in association with the Bluebell Railway, presents:

Brief Encounters (Of The Photographic Kind…)

Have you ever captured a moment in time when you were standing on a platform somewhere waiting for a train? Maybe you were going away on holiday or heading off on some kind of adventure alone or with loved ones. Perhaps you took a picture of that moment when you were meeting someone or being met at the end of your journey? Or perhaps something rather unusual actually took place while you were on your train journey? There are endless possibilities of stories connected with train travel, and we are interested in them all!

Random Acts invite you to join them for a unique interactive theatre performance at the Bluebell Railway, combining your memories of train travel with our blend of creative improvisational theatre. Reminisce with other audience members and prepare yourself for moments of connection, laughter and revelation!

Come with a story and a photograph (if possible), and tell us all about the significance of this special moment that you or people in your life have experienced. Be part of the connection, where members of the audience provide the inspiration for the show, by telling their personal stories of railway travel. Watch these moments magically transformed into sensitive and entertaining theatre and all whilst soaking up the atmospheric Engine Shed at Sheffield Park station, surrounded by steam locomotives!

Random Acts have been performing together for over twenty years and are thrilled to be bringing their special brand of community theatre to the heritage Bluebell Railway. Your ticket includes the price of admission to Sheffield Park and an opportunity to look around the buildings, platforms and exhibitions before the performance, where amongst others you can see the actual train ridden by Miss Piggy herself in The Muppets movie! A rare and unusual site-specific experience not to be missed.

This event is suitable for anyone who is 7 years or older.


Sheffield Park Station
Sheffield Park
TN22 3QL

tickets include the price of admission to Sheffield Park and an opportunity to look around the buildings, platforms and exhibitions before the performance.

getting there
there is a free car park at the station

“… improvisational theatre of a calibre so high that it is almost shocking to witness.”

“Synchronised, fast thinking and talented performers… ”

read more reviews of our Playback performances here