Goodnight Mister Tom

4 star rating

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Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, follows 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.
Goodnight Mister Tom from BTA at Southwark Playhouse

Evan Huntley-Robertson as William and cast - photo by Eliza Wilmo


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 25 August 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Note: the cast rotates with different ensembles performing - the cast listed is the one which performed on press night when we reviewed the show.

Synopsis


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 follows 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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Location map for Southwark Playhouse

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 25 July 2018

Press night:Tuesday 31 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 25 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£10

Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£16

Cast


Tom - James Sampson

William - Evan Huntley-Robertson

Zach - Felix Hepburn

George - Edward Flynn-Haddon

Sammy - Bradley Riches

Mrs Beech - Allie Aylott

Mrs Hartridge/ Nurse - Charlotte Gamble

Miss Miller/ Glad - Cassie Cooper

Thorne - Millie Brolly

Mrs Fletcher/ Social worker - Taylor Smith-Chandler

Mr Miller/ ARP Warden - Oliver Parsons

Charlie - Billy Boreham

Little/ Ticket collector - Kai Davies

Stelton - William Kettle

Vicar - Alex Siminov

Mr Hartridge/ Policeman - Charlie Bignall

Carrie - Valentina Cervesi

Ginne - Elena Cervesi

Billeting officer - Cara McTiernan

Radio voice/ Sister - Rachael Kelly


Evacuees:

Chloe Gray

Lila Alfonso

Maddie Spencer

Holly Perring

Cerys Fisher

Izzy Bowden


Creatives


Author: David Wood, based on the novel by Michelle Magorian
Director: Jo Kirkland
Designer: PJ McEvoy
Lighting: Gregory Jordan
Sound: Aaron Barker
Production: British Theatre Academy

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