Casting has been announced for the Chichester Festival Theatre’s Goodnight Mister Tom, which returns to the West End this December.
Cast includes: Clark Devlin, Elisa de Grey, Guy Lewis, Simon Markey, Abigail Matthews, Jane Milligan, Martha Seignior, James Staddon, Melle Stewart, Georgina Sutton, Hollie Taylor and David Troughton.
Joe Reynolds, Freddy Hawkins and Alex Taylor-McDowall are playing William on alternate performances and Sonny Kirby, Harrison Noble and Oliver Loades playing the character of Zach on alternate performances.
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.
The stage play is based on Michelle Magorian’s 1981 novel of the same name, which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was commended for the Carnegie Medal. Adapted by David Wood, it premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2011 and transferred to the Phoenix Theatre in London the following year. The production has toured to various venues around the UK since then.
Goodnight Mister Tom is directed by Angus Jackson and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2013.
The production will continue on a UK tour following its Christmas season in the West End, visiting Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, York, Richmond, Aylesbury, Woking, Bath, Cambridge, Cardiff and Newcastle from February 2016.
Goodnight Mister Tom opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 17th December 2015 (previews from 11th December) and runs until 20th February 2016.
WEST END LISTINGS:
GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM
11 December 2015 – 20 February 2016
Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed*, Thu & Sat mats at 2.30pm
Tue 22 Dec & Tue 29 Dec at 2.30pm
Except Wed 20 Jan, Wed 27 Jan, Wed 3 Feb, Wed 10 Feb at 1.30pm
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
UK TOUR LISTINGS:
23 – 27 February 2016
Manchester Opera House
3 Quay St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3HP
1 – 5 March 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre
500 Marlborough Gate, Buckinghamshire MK9 3NZ
8 – 12 March 2016
Glasgow Theatre Royal
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA
15 – 19 March 2016
Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4DS
22 – 26 March 2016
Oxford New Theatre
George St, Oxford OX1 2AG
29 March – 2 April 2016
York Grand Opera House
Cumberland St, York YO1 9SW
5 – 9 April 2016
Little Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ
12 – 16 April 2016
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Exchange St, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1UG
19 – 23 April 2016
Woking New Victoria Theatre
The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 6GQ
26 – 30 April 2016
Bath Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Cl, Bath BA1 1ET
*Will go on sale on December 2015 – check website for details
3 – 7 May 2016
Cambridge Arts Theatre
6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
*Will go on sale on 14 December 2015 – check website for details
10 – 14 May 2016
Cardiff New Theatre
Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3LN
029 2087 8889
17 – 21 May 2016
Newcastle Theatre Royal
100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR
0844 811 2121