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. Perfect for schools and families; suitable for children aged from 8 years.Performers Oliver Ford Davies (Mister Tom), Louise Collins, Joanne Howarth, Aoife McMahon, Freya Parker, Georgina Sutton, Alan Vicary, Jonathan Warde, Emma Drysdale, Elisa de Grey, Bradley Hall, Osmund Bullock, Arthur Gledhill Franks (Wiiliam - some dates), Jamie Goldberg (Wiiliam - some dates), Ewan Harris (Wiiliam - some dates), Joseph Holgate (Zach - some dates), Thiago Los (Zach - some dates), William Price (Zach - some dates).
Book by Michelle Magorian. Lyrics Michelle Magorian. Music Gary Carpenter. Lyrics Gary Carpenter (additional lyrics). Producer Chichester Festival Theatre (in association with The Children's Touring Partnership). Adapted by David Wood. Director Angus Jackson. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Gregory Clark. Music John Tams. Music Matthew Scott. Other Toby Olie (puppets and puppetry).