Goodnight Mr Tom 22nd - 26th Nov 2022
Glencullen Dundrum MDS present this World War II play where Willie Beech is evacuated to a tiny English village in the country just before the outbreak of the war. A lonely and deprived child, he finds himself living with the reclusive, gruff old widower, Thomas Oakley. Although the two find it hard to adjust to their life together at first, they gradually develop a strong, mutual bond. Willie begins to enjoy life and make new friends in the village.
However, everything is thrown into confusion when Willie is suddenly recalled to London by his neglectful and abusive mother. After several weeks with no letter from Willie, Tom Oakley becomes concerned for his welfare and sets out to London in search of him. Michelle Magorian’s classic wartime story is a superbly written and deeply moving tale, which shows that even the most unlikely people can become exceptional parents.
Running time of 2.5 hours with an interval.
Please note that this play deals with sensitive issues and is therefore recommended for age 15+