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. It is set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War. In 1998 Michelle Magorian’s novel was adapted by Carlton Television, the film was directed by Jack Gold and featured the well known actor John Thaw in the title role as Mister Tom.
Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech as he 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 summoned by his mother back to London. Goodnight Mister Tom is a tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.
"Mister Tom", as William christens his new guardian, is reclusive and bad-tempered and as such is avoided by the community. William lives with him because his Mother wants him to live with someone who is either religious or lives next to a church. Though initially distant, he is touched after discovering William's home-life and treats him with kindness and understanding, helping to educate him. The growing bond between William and Tom is threatened when William's mother requests that the boy returns to her in the city, telling him she is sick.
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