The Olivier award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production of Michelle Magorian’s much loved children’s classic, Goodnight Mister Tom, returns to the West End this December starring David Troughton.
The story, brought beautifully to life in David Wood’s Olivier Award winning stage version, will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
This wonderfully uplifting tale is set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War. Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley (David Troughton). All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.
Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and commended for the Carnegie Medal, Goodnight Mister Tom is now a world-wide literary favourite and BAFTA award-winning TV film (starring John Thaw), and continues to inspire audiences and bring generations together.
An RSC regular, David Troughton has also appeared at the National Theatre in Season’s Greetings, Playing with Fire, Measure for Measure, Peter Pan and Fool For Love. He is also a regular on TV where his appearances include Grantchester, Unforgotten and The Hollow Crown.
Author Michelle Magorian was inspired to write Goodnight Mister Tom after hearing her mother’s tales about her time as a nurse in the war.
Goodnight Mister Tom will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from December 11 – February 20.