Best Entertainment And Family Olivier Award For The Play Of Goodnight Mister Tom

Yesterday it was announced that the play of Goodnight Mister Tom has won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment And Family!

“I’m absolutely delighted for the cast. They are an incredibly talented and lovely group of people and Oliver Ford Davies is stunning as Mister Tom, making people laugh one minute and well up with tears the next. After the West End run, when they were touring they were often doing two shows and sometimes three shows a day on top of having to find places to live.

By an extraordinary coincidence, the choreographer of the musical version of Goodnight Mister Tom, Bill Deamer, who saved the day on its opening night in Manchester in 1995 also won an award tonight for Best Choreographer (Top Hat).

The boy playing William had fallen ill and lost his voice. There was a packed house and it looked as though the performance would have to be cancelled.

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Goodnight Mister Tom The Musical | Production Photographs
Robert Smythson playing William - photo: Gerald Murray

Goodnight Mister Tom The Musical | Production Photographs

Robert Smythson playing William – photo: Gerald Murray

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