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Galaxy Train

Galaxy Train is a new musical based on the beloved 1927 Japanese novel ‘Night on the Galactic Railroad’, by Kenji Miyazawa.

It tells the story of Giovanni and Campanella, two boys who find themselves on a mystical, mysterious train journey through the stars and into spiritual realms. Impoverished Giovanni wonders over his father’s mysterious absence, while rich Campanella has the seemingly perfect life. Together they must reconcile their friendship, discover the secrets of life after death, and appreciate the meaning of sacrifice.

This musical brings another British-Japanese collaboration between Eden Tredwell, Yojiro Ichikawa and Théatre Lapis developed over lockdown with funding from the Japanese government, the musical received a Japanese-language workshop in Tokyo to audience acclaim. The song Those Stars also won the Stiles & Drewe ‘Best New Song Prize’ in 2021. With further funding from Japanese organisations, this concert marks the UK and English-language premiere of the show, and the introduction of a piece of famous Japanese literature to British audiences.

Important Information

Age guidance: 8+ 

Trigger warnings: Mental Health Implications, Spiritual discussion of life & death.

Seats are first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start.

Age Restrictions

Age guidance: 8+ 

Trigger warnings: Mental Health Implications, Spiritual discussion of life & death.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 24th March 2023 until Sun 26th March 2023.

Show times for each day are below.














The Other Palace - Studio Details

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The Other Palace - Studio Location

19 Palace Street, London , SW1E 5JA
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Galaxy Train

The Other Palace - Studio, London

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Running time: 1hr 40 min (no interval)