Sad and troubled, young William Beech is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside as Britain stands on the brink of World War II and is billeted with the curmudgeonly recluse Tom Oakley. Tom and Will build a remarkable and moving friendship, an unlikely bond which transforms them both, only to have their newfound happiness shattered when Will is summoned back to London by his mother. Heart-warming and inspiring, this story of two broken souls at opposite ends of the age scale celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.Performers David Troughton (Tom Oakley), Clark Devlin, Elisa de Grey, Guy Lewis, Simon Markey, Abigail Matthews, Jane Milligan, Martha Seignior, James Staddon, Melle Stewart, Georgina Sutton, Hollie Taylor, Joe Reynolds IWilliam - some dates), Freddy Hawkins IWilliam - some dates), Alex Taylor-McDowall IWilliam - some dates), Sonny Kirby (Zach - some dates), Harrison Noble (Zach - some dates), Oliver Loades (Zach - some dates).
Book by Michelle Magorian. Lyrics Michelle Magorian. Music Gary Carpenter. Lyrics Gary Carpenter (additional lyrics). Producer Fiery Angel. Producer The Ambassador Theatre Group. Producer Fiery Dragons. Producer The Children's Touring Partnership. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Angus Jackson. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Gregory Clarke. Music Matthew Scott. Choreographer Lizzi Gee. Design Toby Olie (puppets).