adapted from the award winning novel by Michelle Magorian
Dec 2nd to 9th 2017
Written by David Wood
Directed by Helen Withers
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley an elderly recluse whose wife died in childbirth 40 years previously. But William’s new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .
Adapted from the award-winning children’s novel by Michelle Magorian, this stage version won the Olivier Award for the best family show in 2012. A moving story which will appeal to all generations, it is a powerful drama, enhanced by music of the period, requiring a versatile cast of 14.
“Box Office gold . . . the story tugs at the heart strings” The Guardian.
“This is a truly wonderful play . . . . a triumph, not to be missed” The Birmingham Mail.
“Enchanting. At the end there isn’t a dry eye in the house” The Independent
CAST: minimum of 14 actors, including a puppeteer. Two boys ( aged 12 / 13years approx. ) ; one elderly man; plus 5 men and 5 women to play a variety of roles.
OPEN READING: Thursday 6th April at 7.30p.m. in the bar.
AUDITIONS: Thursday 13th April at 7.30p.m. and also on Thursday 20th April at 7.30p.m. in the bar.
If you would like to audition or work on the production in any capacity, please come to the Open reading on 6th April, or contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02476 503503
- Helen Withers : Director