All aboard for Adventures on Trains with authors M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman as they share their love of steam engines, talk about how to construct a mystery, and explain why they chose a detective who loves drawing as the hero of their books. Hear about their inspiration for the first two books in the series (The Highland Falcon Thief and Kidnap on the California Comet) and follow eleven-year-old Harrison Beck as he is plunged into puzzling mysteries on amazing railways across the globe. Enjoy the ride!

In order to manage audiences safely into each of our venues, we ask that you arrive up to 40 minutes before the event starts. See the Plan Your Visit section for detailed venue arrival times.

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The Highland Falcon Thief Kidnap on the California Comet


Everyman Theatre

The Everyman was opened in 1891. The main auditorium is an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers.

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