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​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.

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