One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times).
Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.
KeywordsAging, Childhood, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Parenting/Family, War, Adolescence/Childhood
- Mild Adult Themes
- Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
- Time Period: 1940s / WWII
- Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors
- Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences