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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - Various locations in the West Country and London, Englad between 1939 and 1941.
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Adolescence, Childhood, Death, Friendship, Parenting/Family, War
Adult, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Olivier, From West End
"If you are looking for a family show with real emotional depth and staying power, David Wood's remarkably appealing stage adaptation of the 1981 children's classic is just the ticket." - The Independent, Read More
"Goodnight Mr. Tom is a powerful learning experience in terms of both the historical context and the horrors of war and worth seeing for those aspects alone. But it is also a totally engrossing and compelling story that is endearing, heartwarming, touching, tender and ultimately uplifting. And you cannot wish for much more than that!" - London Theatre, Read More
"Tough, unsentimental yet tender, it is a gem" - Sunday Express, Read More
Check out an interview with adaptor David Wood on how he handled some of the subject matter for children in Goodnight Mr. Tom here
Goodnight Mr. Tom premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Sussex in February 2011 under the drection of Angus Jackson.
Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting
Sugessted doubling for a cast of 14
1. Tom2. William3. Charlie Ruddles/David Hartridge/Vicar /Mr Stelton4. Dr Little/Ticket Collector5. George Fletcher/Policeman6. Mr. Miller/ARP Warden(London)7. Zach
1. Billeting officer/Miss Thorne2. Mrs Fletcher/Glad/Social Worker3. Miss Miller/Understudy4. Mrs Annie Hartridge/Mrs Beech5. Carrie/Sister6. Ginnie/Nurse
Goodnight Mr. Tom trailer
David Wood has been called "the national children’s dramatist" (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expedition. Among his adaptations are eight Roald Dahl stories (The BFG, The Twits, The ... view full profile
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