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Casting announced for Goodnight Mister Tom

Angus Jackson's production will open in the West End before embarking on a UK tour

David Troughton will play Tom Oakley
© Dan Wooller

Casting has been announced for the award-winning Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom which returns to the West End, opening at the Duke of York's Theatre in December.

Joining the previously announced David Troughton as Tom Oakley will be Clark Devlin, Elisa de Grey, Guy Lewis, Simon Markey, Abigail Matthews, Jane Milligan, Martha Seignior, James Staddon, Melle Stewart, Georgina Sutton and Hollie Taylor.

Six young performers will share the key roles of William and Zach. Joe Reynolds, Freddy Hawkins and Alex Taylor-McDowall will alternate the role of William whilst Sonny Kirby, Harrison Noble and Oliver Loades will alternate as Zach.

David Wood's adaptation was first seen in London in 2012 at the Phoenix Theatre.

Directed by Angus Jackson, the show is adapted by from Michelle Magorian's classic 1981 novel of the same name.

Set during the build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows William Beech as he is evacuated to the English countryside and meets elderly recluse Mr Tom.

After it's West End run, the show will tour the UK from February, visiting Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, York, Richmond, Aylesbury, Woking, Bath, Cambridge, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Goodnight Mister Tom will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 11 December 2015 to 20 February 2016 before embarking on a UK tour.