Don’t miss this modern classic that’s been a hit for decades
From 3 until 7 May, the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre bring their award-winning production of Goodnight Mister Tom to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. The play is adapted by David Wood from the original heart-warming novel by Michelle Magorian, a treasured modern classic which continues to enchant audiences all around the world.
The story follows the fate of William Beech, a young evacuee who finds himself in the idyllic English countryside following the outbreak of the Second World War. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with his temporary carer, Tom Oakley; an elderly recluse regarded by many as bad tempered and unfriendly. On learning of William’s troubled upbringing, Mister Tom softens considerably towards the boy, helping to educate him and providing him with a caring new life. Everything is turned upside down when William is suddenly summoned back to London by his deranged mother, forcing him to head off on a journey which threatens his bond with Mr Tom.
Described as “Spellbinding. Magic. Tender and traumatic, poignant and powerful” by the Sunday Express, this production stars David Troughton (The Archers) and received the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2013. Remember to pack your tissues!
Tickets start from £18. Performance times vary so check the website.