Six photos (and one video) which show why Goodnight Mister Tom should be your Easter holiday treat

A heartwarming happy ending… Goodnight Mister Tom
23 Mar 2016 @ 11.43 am
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A heartwarming happy ending… Goodnight Mister Tom
A heartwarming happy ending… Goodnight Mister Tom

It’s the feel-good family show – and Goodnight Mister Tom comes to York just in time for the Easter holidays.

The Olivier award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production returns to the stage starring David Troughton, a great actor known for roles from New Tricks to The Archers.

A modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought to life in a magical 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. 

All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.

Grand Opera House, York

Tues Mar 29-Sat Apr 2 @ 7pm; matinees Wed, Thur, Sat

£14.40-£31.40

0844 871 3024

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The play has won numerous plaudits to go with its awards: “It ends as children’s theatre should.  adults audibly snivelling and children breathlessly attentive,” said The Times.

You can see why from these great pix of the production – and the video which shows off some amazing puppetry skills too.

The relationship doesn't get off to the chattiest start…
The relationship doesn’t get off to the chattiest start…
'There are some lovely things here, a host of appealing children and an even more appealing puppet dog' – The Guardian
‘There are some lovely things here, a host of appealing children and an even more appealing puppet dog’ – The Guardian
One man and his dog. And his evacuee
One man and his dog. And his evacuee
Living the high life… Photograph: Dan Tsantilis
Living the high life… Photograph: Dan Tsantilis
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