Based on Michelle Magorian’s classic novel, the Chichester Festival Theatre’s Olivier Award winning production of Goodnight Mister Tom will be returning to the West End for a limited 10 week season.
Last seen in the West End in 2012/2013, the production is directed by Angus Jackson and has been adapted for the stage by David Wood. Goodnight Mister Tom went on to win an Olivier award for Best Entertainment and Family in 2013.
Goodnight Mister Tom will appear at the Duke of York’s Theatre from December 11th and will continue to perform until the 20th February.
Set during the build up to World War II, the story follows young William Beech who is evacuated to the countryside and forges a special friendship with elderly recluse Tom Oakley, who will be played by David Troughton. All seems perfect until William is summoned back to London by his mother.
Goodnight Mister Tom has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction prize and continues to inspire audiences and bring generations together today, thanks in part to the BAFTA – award winning TV film starring John Thaw and its timeless and heart warming story.
David Troughton is known for his Shakespearian performances for the Royal Shakespeare Company such as Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. He is also a regular at the National Theatre, having performed in Season’s Greetings, Playing With Fire and Fool For Love.
Michelle Magorian’s novel has been adapted for the stage by David Wood, whose previous credits include: the Olivier nominated The Tiger Who Came For Tea, James and the Giant Peach and Tom’s Midnight Garden.
Director Angus Jackson’s credits include Oppenheimer for the RSC and Vaudeville Theatre, The Browning Version for Chichester and Harold Pinter Theatre and The Power of Yes for the National Theatre.
For more information on the production then visit: http://www.goodnightmistertom.co.uk/ .