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Bitter-sweet wartime drama recreated in north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 16:10 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 02 September 2019

Youngsters as wartime evacuees in Goodnight Mister Tom coming to Sheringham  Little Theatre,  recreating their arrival at a rural station thanks to the North Norfolk Railway. Pictures: Andi Sapey

Youngsters as wartime evacuees in Goodnight Mister Tom coming to Sheringham Little Theatre, recreating their arrival at a rural station thanks to the North Norfolk Railway. Pictures: Andi Sapey

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Youngsters are to the fore in recreating a bitter-sweet wartime evacuee drama in north Norfolk.

Tom Bryans and Graham Blyth as William Beech and Tom Oakley in Goodnight Mister Tom, recreating the evacuee moment at the North Norfolk Railway. Picture: Andi SapeyTom Bryans and Graham Blyth as William Beech and Tom Oakley in Goodnight Mister Tom, recreating the evacuee moment at the North Norfolk Railway. Picture: Andi Sapey

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

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