Hankies and tissues at the ready everyone for this highly emotional and rather sad play which I suspect will leave more than a few with flowing tear ducts at the end – even, perhaps, hard-hearted and hard-nosed critics. Based on the 1981 novel by Michelle Magorian, this play is by veteran children's playwright David Wood who has enormous experience in creating effective drama for small people. But this play will be enjoyed by all – adults and children alike – because it... Read more
Set during the dark and dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad 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.