Mister Tom comes to village

Marcus Poad and Adam Lewis in Goodnight Mister Tom.
Marcus Poad and Adam Lewis in Goodnight Mister Tom.
15 March 2017 3:18PM

A MUCH-loved children's book will be brought to life at Humshaugh Village Hall next week.

Humshaugh Theatre Group will take on the heart-warming tale of Goodnight Mister Tom, based on the Oliver Award-winning novel by Michelle Magorian.

It tells the story of a young boy, William Beech, to be played by Adam Lewis, who has been abused at his home in London and is evacuated to a country village at the outbreak of the war.

In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly and lonely widower, he experiences a new life of friendship and love.

Aged between 12 and 80, some members of the group have been able to use their personal memories of the evacuation to inspire their performances.

Director Diana Linnett said: "This has been a challenging play to do, telling as it does, a story with dark themes but which ultimately shows the power of love and friendship even at a time when storm clouds are gathering.

"I am very grateful to everyone who has supported this production in many different ways and hope that it remains close to the spirit of the story and moves and entertains those who see it. That is, after all, what theatre is all about."

The production will take place in Humshaugh Village Hall on March 23, 24 and 25.

Tickets are on sale now at Humshaugh Village Shop. Contact Diana Linnett on (01434) 681258.

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