Goodnight, Mister Tom by David Wood & Michelle Magorian
27th-30th May 2020
The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden
The heart-warming tale of a young evacuee warming to his unfamiliar village surroundings in war-torn 1940s Britain. Adapted from Michelle Magorian’s award winning novel, Goodnight Mister Tom is a plethora of emotional moments that define human nature in a time of turmoil that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Goodnight Mister Tom will be directed by Tony Powell as his debut production with TODS. This play will be the first to reintroduce a youth section to TODS. We will be looking to cast children and adults – audition details to follow!
Note that most characters will be doubled up amongst the cast, and some scenes may be pre-recorded and shown as a video interlude in the play.
Tom Oakley – male, 60s, village loner and William’s carer
William Beech – male, 10, deprived evacuee
Sammy – Tom’s collie dog to be played by puppet & puppeteer
Charlie Ruddles – ARP Warden
Mrs Fletcher – female, housewife and mother
George Fletcher – male, 10, youngest son of Mrs Fletcher
Doctor Little – can be any gender, local doctor
Mrs Annie Hartridge – female, school teacher
David Hartridge – male, trainee RAF pilot
Carrie & Ginnie – female twins, 11
Miss Thorne – female, local librarian and amateur dramatics producer
Zach- male, 11, Jewish evacuee
Mr Miller – male, proprietor of the post office
Miss Miller – female, 20s, helps her father in the shop
Glad – female, warm-hearted Londoner
Mr Stelton – male, psychiatrist
Ensemble: Billeting Officer, ARP Warden, Vicar, Policeman, Nurse, Sister, Evacuees, Villagers, Londoners, Medical staff, Puppeteers