The show will play a ten week season, opening at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 17th December (previews from 11th December). Directed by Angus Jackson, Goodnight Mr Tom runs until 20th February 2016. David Troughton will star as Tom Oakley.
Now a modern classic, Magorian’s tale is brought to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood. 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 (Troughton). All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.
Troughton has performed numerous times with both the RSC (The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Macbeth, Macbett, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Richard II and Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Venetian Twins) and the National Theatre (Season’s Greetings, Playing with Fire, Measure for Measure, Peter Pan and Fool For Love). He is also a regular on TV where his appearances include Grantchester, Unforgotten, The Hollow Crown and many more.