Goodnight Mister Tom, UK Tour 2011

One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this brand new adaptation by David Wood.

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. This tale of two broken souls, despite separated by age and background, Goodnight Mister Tom teachers the value of love and proves that friendship has no barriers.

This heart-warming and inspiring evening was directed by Angus Jackson with designs by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, composition by Matthew Scott and puppetry by Toby Olié. Goodnight Mister Tom opened at Chichester’s Festival Theatre in February 2011 and subsequently toured the UK for 13 weeks.



“This adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s most successful book for children works like a charm”

“Enchanting. At the end, there isn’t a dry eye in the house. This show is going to be a big success – and I wouldn’t mind the Kleenex franchise.”

“It ends as children’s theatre should: adults audibly sniveling and children breathlessly attentive”

“A great evening… Angus Jackson’s wonderfully well staged, powerfully performed, atmospheric production… I’m still sniffling”

“The ever-excellent Oliver Ford Davies turns in a beautifully honed performance… an often moving production and I for one admit to shedding the odd tear”


Children's Touring Partnership Supported by Arts Council England