Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Thursday 13th December - Sunday 6th January 7:30 pm & 2:30 pm

A play by David Wood adapted from the book by Michelle Magorian

After directing last year's sell-out show, It's a Wonderful Life, Jake Smith returns to ERT to direct David Wood's magical adaptation of Michelle Margorian's deeply moving wartime classic, Goodnight Mister Tom.

As London is poised on the brink of World War II, timid and scrawny Willie Beech, the abused child of a single mother, is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything. The country sounds and sights, even of Mr Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him into his home.

But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. In this new place, he discovers how reading can open up a new world.

Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.

A worldwide classic and BAFTA award-winning TV film (starring John Thaw) Goodnight Mister Tom continues to inspire audiences.  In a production that will bring generations together over the festive season, Goodnight Mister Tom, promises a special treat for all the family.

Tickets £12-18.50

Restricted View (Side View) Tickets £10

A family ticket of four must include two children

Suitable for ages 8+

Image reproduced by permission of Penguin Books Ltd


Meet The Cast

(L-R) Roger Alborough, Rachel Dale, Matthew Bugg, Finlay McGuigan, Kate-Anne Fenton, Gordon Meredith, Sara Beharrell, Jessica Duffield, Roxanne Waite.




  • Director  -  Jake Smith
  • Movement Director  -  Chris Cumin
  • Designer  -  Ed Ullyart
  • Lighting Designer  -  Simon Bedwell
  • Costume Designers  -  Sylvia Eales & Eddie Jackson
  • Composer  -  David Barton


  • Producer  -  Ellie Claughton
  • Stage Manager  -  Charlie Johnston
  • Assistant Stage Manager  -  Nathan Smith








Group 1 (L-R) Benjamin Ainsworth, Harrison Donkin

Group 2 Joe Dawson,  Joel Walker

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