Goodnight Mister Tom with Oliver Ford Davies at Phoenix
The Chichester production of Goodnight Mister Tom, adapted by David Wood, from the classic novel by Michelle Magorian, opens at the Phoenix Theatre 27 Nov 2012, following previews from 22 Nov - running to 26 Jan 2013, when the play goes on a UK tour.
It will be the first new production in the Phoenix Theatre for over 20 years, following the closure of the long running musical Blood Brothers on 27 Oct 2012
Directed by Angus Jackson, Oliver Ford Davies reprises his role as Mister Tom. It is produced by Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons & The Children's Touring Partnership.
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.
Oliver Ford Davies recent London stage credits include "Written on the Heart" at the Duchess in 2012; "The Crucible" at the Open Air Regent's Park in 2010; "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Olivier, NT in 2009; Polonius in "Hamlet" at the Novello in 2008; "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Oliver, NT in 2007; Saint Joan" at the Olivier, NT in 2007; "Soldier's Fortune" at the Young Vic in 2007; "The Life of Galileo" and "Playing With Fire", both at the Olivier, NT in 2006 & 2005; "Absolutely! (Perhaps) at the Wyndham's in 2003. His many TV credits include Peter Foxcott QC in Kavanagh QC. His film credits include Sio Bibble in Star Wars, parts I, II and III.