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The Chichester production of Goodnight Mister Tom, adapted by David Wood, from the classic novel by Michelle Magorian, has announced full casting for its return to the West End return at the Duke of York's Theatre on 17 December 2015, following previews from 11 December - running to 20 February 2016.
Joining the previously announced David Troughton as Tom Oakley will be Clark Devlin, Elisa de Grey, Guy Lewis, Simon Markey, Abigail Matthews, Jane Milligan, Martha Seignior, James Staddon, Melle Stewart, Georgina Sutton and Hollie Taylor. Joe Reynolds, Freddy Hawkins and Alex Taylor-McDowall will alternate the role of 'William' alongside Sonny Kirby, Harrison Noble and Oliver Loades who alternate as 'Zach'.
Directed by Angus Jackson, the production is produced by Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons and The Children's Touring Partnership.
The production will feature design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Gregory Clarke. They are joined by composer Matthew Scott, puppet maker Toby Olié and choreographer Lizzi Gee.
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. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.
Goodnight Mister Tom was published in 1981 and has been translated into 11 languages. Author Michelle Magorian was inspired to write it after hearing her mother's tales about her time as a nurse in the war.