EXCLUSIVE: Interview with David Troughton, star of “Goodnight Mister Tom”
Goodnight Mister Tom is now a modern classic. Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale will be brought gloriously to life in a magical stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.
The Olivier award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom returns to London this Christmas. MuggleNet had the opportunity to interview David Troughton, who stars as “Mister Tom” Oakley and is Harry Melling‘s (Dudley Dursley) uncle.
Goodnight Mister Tom plays at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 11 December until 21 February, then tours the UK until May 2016. goodnightmistertom.co.uk
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