If rumours in the West End are true, Michelle Magorian’s uplifting World War II tale Good Night Mr Tom is set to return to the West End.
No dates or casting has been announced, however if correct the production will play at the Duke of York’s theatre later this year. Good Night Mr Tom was last seen in the West End with the 2013 transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed production at the Phoenix theatre with Olivier Award-winner Oliver Ford Davies in the title role.
The family friendly show is set in the second world war and concerns a small boy called William, who like many children living in London at the time, is sent to live in the country to avoid the bombs of the Blitz. Forming an unlikely friendship with his new guardian Tom, a reclusive old man in Dorset, their bond is strengthened when his mother demands he return to London.
If Good Night Mr Tom does return to the London stage it will make a welcome addition to the family friendly shows in the West End.