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Goodnight Mr Tom – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: Michelle Magorian adapted byDavid Wood Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman David Wood has been writing plays for children for decades, with over 70 titles to his credit and a reputation for creating works that resonate at levels far deeper than much work for young audiences. All that experience is brought to the fore with Goodnight Mister Tom, a ...

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Goodnight Mister Tom – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: David Wood, adapted from the book by Michelle Magorian Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Autumn 1939. The prospect of war casts its shadow over Europe and Great Britain prepares itself. The Dorset village of Little Weirwold is subject to an invasion during which all will be expected to do their duty. For that invasion is of townie ...

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Goodnight Mr Tom – Opera House, Manchester

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: Michelle Magorian Adapter: David Wood Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Jay Nuttall “Boy ain’t had a lot of lovin’” is a line that rings out in David Woods’ adaptation of Michelle Morgan’s novel Goodnight Mister Tom. Winner of an Olivier Award in 2011 and a run in London’s West End over Christmas and into the New Year, this tear jerker ...

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Goodnight Mister Tom – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Patrick Troughton in Goodnight Mr Tom

Writer: David Wood Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The National Theatre achieved phenomenal worldwide success with its adaptation of War Horse, a children’s novel set against the backdrop of war. This production, originating from Chichester Festival Theatre, is on a smaller scale, but it uses a similar formula. It tells a story that is, in turns, both gentle ...

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Goodnight Mister Tom – Grand Opera House, York

Director: Angus Jackson Playwright: David Wood Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Based on Michelle Magorian’s 1981 novel, Goodnight Mister Tom is a powerfully uplifting play that has all the right elements to become a modern classic. It has united generations and touched hearts everywhere despite its dark, in places, tone. The premise is very simple, set as war is about to ...

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Goodnight Mr Tom – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: David Wood, adapted from the book by Michelle Magorian Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] Goodnight Mr Tom, adapted from Michelle Magorian’s award-winning novel now celebrating its 30th anniversary, tells the story of a war-torn Britain through the life changes of a young lad evacuated from London to glorious Dorset countryside. William Beech, the evacuee in question, is ...

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Goodnight Mr Tom – Opera House, Manchester

Director: Angus Jackson Writer: David Wood adapted from Michelle Magorian’s novel Reviewer: Lucia Cox [rating:4]   Be prepared for quite how dark things get in the children’s story, Goodnight Mr Tom. Indeed, children die, are beaten and bullied, mother’s go mad, and, if that’s not enough, there’s a bally war on. William Beech (tonight played by the delightful Ewan Harris) ...

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Goodnight Mr Tom – Phoenix Theatre, London

Writer: David Wood, from the novel by Michelle Magorian Director: Angus Jackson Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Now that Blood Brothers has now finished its 21 year London run, the Phoenix Theatre is opening up its doors to new productions: Midnight Tango and Once will come in the new year but first up is Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mr ...

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