Goodnight Mister Tom
a play by David Wood
from the novel by Michelle Magorian
Directed by Martin Riley
at the Neston Civic Hall from 7th to 10th of November
Doors at 7pm for show at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee Doors at 1:30pm for show at 2pm
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 follow 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.
Goodnight Mister Tom is a tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers. The play won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family in 2013.
We are delighted to announce the cast as:
Tom Oakley: Charles Riley
William Beech: Adam Cusack
Zach Wrench: Jack Sibeon
Puppeteer (Sammy the dog): Ruth Stenhouse
Charlie Ruddles, David Hartridge, Vicar & Mr Stelton: Conor Anderson
Dr Little & Ticket Collector: Pamela Button
George Fletcher & Policeman: Kristopher Duffin
Mr Miller & London ARP Warden: Alan Holland
Billeting Officer, Miss Miller, Miss Thorne & Ward Sister: Liz Jones
Mrs Fletcher, Glad & Social Worker: Mandy Taylor
Carrie & Squirrel: Grace Prytherch
Mrs Annie Hartridge & Mrs Beech: Jane Wing
Ginnie & Nurse: Annabel Jones
This is the final production of our First World War Centenary project, which comprises a cycle of 5 war themed plays.