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
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- Helen Withers : Director
- Keith Railton : Tom Oakley
- Neat : William Beech
- tbc tbc : Charlie Ruddles / David Hartridge/ Ensemble
- Bill Butler : Vicar / Mr. Stelton
- Michael Hammond : Dr. Little / Ticket Inspector
- James Smith : George Fletcher / Policeman
- tbc tbc : Mr. Miller / ARP Warden (London)
- tbc tbc : Joss Wozencroft - Zacharias Wrench
- Helen McGowan : Billeting Officer / Miss Thorne
- Neat : Mrs. Fletcher / Social Worker
- Doreen Belton : Glad / Ensemble
- Nancy Silvester : Miss Miller / Ensemble
- Jan Nightingale : Mrs. Hartridge / Mrs. Beech
- tbc tbc : Carrie / Nursing Sister
- Jess Cornwall : Ginnie / Nursing Sister
- Vivienne Woods : Ensemble / Londoner/ Hospital Staff