Goodnight Mister Tom

Southwark Playhouse

16th July – 25th August 2018

Adapted by David Wood
From the novel by Michelle Magorian
By Arrangement with Samuel French

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.


The British Theatre Academy will be auditioning between January-April 2018 in London and surrounding areas to find the most talented young performers aged between 6-26 to take part in our London Summer Season. This year there are three productions as part of our season and performers will have the opportunity of working with our professional West End creative team who previously brought you 13 The Musical and The Secret Garden (both Ambassadors Theatre).

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