The classic story from novelist Michelle Magorian, Goodnight Mr Tom, makes a triumphant return to the West End with a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The Olivier Award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production, which was also seen at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012, returns to the capital with David Troughton taking on the titular Mr Tom and Angus Jackson directing. It runs into the New Year for what will be a brief run of performances by West End standards, but it is likely to be a stand-out hit for the Christmas season whilst giving audiences a new perspective on a well known tale.
Based on Michelle Magorian’s well known children’s novel, Goodnight Mister Tom tells the story of the young boy named William Beech who, during the Second World War, is evacuated into the English countryside and cared for by the elderly Tom Oakley. It is here that he finds out what true care is as his previous life in London was characterised by abuse and neglect.
Michelle Magorian’s classic text has been adapted to the stage by David Wood and, considering the positive reaction to the production when it was previously seen in the West End, audiences are in for a treat when it returns.
As well as the original novel, Goodnight Mr Tom has also previously made its way to the stage as a musical, whilst a 1998 television movie with Inspector Morse star John Thaw in the Tom Oakley role also made its way into the hearts of the public.
This time around David Troughton takes on the role. He has appeared in various television programmes like Unforgotten and stage productions like The Shoemaker’s Holiday for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Measure For Measure at the National Theatre.
So Goodnight Mister Tom is a show that is likely to be a Christmas hit and with good reason. By picking up theatre tickets, audiences are in for a heart warming treat and a play that has already earned many fans in its various incarnations since it was first published as a novel in 1981.
Goodnight Mister Tom returns to the West End with a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Friday 11th December 2015.
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