Goodnight Mr Tom
Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Goodnight Mr Tom - Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Recommended age 8+ due to content. Minimum age for entry for this show is 3+
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Back in 2012 The Chichester Festival presented a stage adaptation of the classic book by Michelle Magorian; the heart-warming tale of a young boy in loving care during the Second World War. This Olivier Award-winning production was seen in Chichester and at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre and now, in 2015, it returns to the West End with a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Audiences will have another opportunity to revisit a beloved piece of work that was famously adapted by ITV in 1998 with John Thaw in the lead role, ensuring that theatre tickets are in high demand as soon as they become available.
But whilst John Thaw took on the character of Tom Oakley in 1998, 2015 sees David Troughton in the part. The well known performer has attracted attention both for his stage and television work, accumulating many credits over his career. Audiences might recognise his screen work like Unforgotten, but London theatre audiences are likely to have also seen him in Measure For Measure at the National Theatre, plus A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Cherry Orchard for the Royal Shakespeare company.
But with Goodnight Mister Tom he will take on another beloved part as he portrays Tom Oakley, who becomes the carer of a child evacuated to his countryside village during the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. That child is William Beech, who faced neglect and abuse at home in London and in the company of Mr Tom he discovers what true care really means.
It was published as a novel in 1981 and has won numerous awards and widespread acclaim, ensuring that audiences will be in for a treat when this production heads to the stage in the West End. It is directed by Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer at the Vaudeville Theatre) and was adapted to the stage by David Wood.
The latter is an OBE who has been behind many shows aimed at a younger crowd, with the popular The Tiger Who Came To Tea amongst his many credits.
Goodnight Mister Tom makes its appearance at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Thursday 17th December 2015 (previews from Friday 11th December 2015).
Show & Venue InformationDuke of Yorks Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Saturday, 01 December 2012
Friday, 19 February 2016
2 hours 5 minutes including interval
Recommended age 8+ due to content. Minimum age for entry for this show is 3+