Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

by David Wood. Adapted from the novel by Michelle Magorian

A Bear Pit Thetare Company Production 

Directed by Emily Myerscough

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.

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.

Cast to be confirmed. To find out how to audition, email:

Tom Oakley – mid to late 60s , loner
William Beech – 10, deprived evacuee
Sammy – a black and white collie dog ( I am hoping to have a life size puppet ) – puppeteer
Charlie Ruddles – ARP warden / David Hartridge – trainee RAF pilot/ Vicar – young and enthusiastic /Mr.Stelton – a psychiatrist
Doctor Little – the village doctor/ Ticket collector – London
George Fletcher -10 youngest son of Mrs Fletcher/ Policeman – solid and strong
Mr Miller – proprietor of the village post office stores / ARP Warden -London
Zach – 11 Jewish evacuee, from a theatrical family

Billeting Officer – efficient , no nonsense / Miss Thorne – local librarian and amateur dramatics producer
Mrs Fletcher – housewife and village mother / Glad – warm hearted Londoner / Social worker
Miss Miller – late teens helps her father in the shop / Evacuee
Mrs Annie Hartridge – school teacher / Mrs Beech – William’s mother , stern, strict, mentally disturbed -London.
Carrie- 11 one of a twin , academic /Sister – stands no nonsense
Ginnie- 11 one of a twin , practical/ Nurse- young and sympathetic


Performance Dates
6 - 14 December 2019
(2:30pm 7 & 14 December)

The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

£14 (under 18s half price)

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