Bitter-sweet wartime drama recreated in north Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 16:10 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 02 September 2019
Youngsters are to the fore in recreating a bitter-sweet wartime evacuee drama in north Norfolk.
Eight-year-old city boy William Beech's new life, billeted with reclusive widower Tom Oakley, is highlighted in the heartwarming story Goodnight Mister Tom, being staged at Sheringham Little Theatre this month.
Mixing humour with sadness, the bitter-sweet tale explores the growing relationship between the two, with Sheringham primary pupil Tom Bryans as William and experienced "am dram" actor Graham Blyth as Tom.
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Goodnight Mister Tom is a children's novel by the English author Michelle Magorian, published in 1981. It was turned into a 1998 television film starring John Thaw.
The Sheringham stage drama, featuring a 30-strong cast, runs from September 19-21 - and keeps the wartime momentum going immediately after the town's popular 1940s weekend.
Shows are 7.30pm nightly and a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets are available via the box-office on 01263 822347 or www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com