They had lived without love for so long but it took a war to bring them both together.
When young William Beech is evacuated from London to escape the blitz of World War II, his life changes forever. Leaving behind an abusive mother, he enters an unfamiliar world in the country. Will’s new host, Widower Tom Oakley has spent the last forty years alone, ever since his wife and son died shortly after child birth. Fate brought Will and Tom together, love kept them together and nothing could ever pull them apart.
This classic novel by Michelle Magorian is set against two contrasting backdrops. The grim and vulnerable world of 1940’s London and the colourful and relatively peaceful idyll of England’s bucolic West Country. David Wood’s stage version of the book brings to life the story and its characters in a modern and captivating way without losing any of the essential 1940’s flavour. Audience members familiar with the popular film will know that the story is not without its poignancy and all except the most stony-hearted can expect to shed at least one if not several tears before the house lights come back up.
Following last year’s success with their offering of ‘Allo Allo’, ‘Foot of the Barrel Theatre Company’ will stage their performances to coincide with the Brighouse 1940’s weekend in June. Once again, The Brighouse Civic Hall will play host to the production and tickets are expected to sell fast so early booking is advised.
Performances will be on Friday June 2nd at 7.30pm and Saturday June 3rd with a matinee performance at 2.30pm and an evening show at 7.30pm.
Tickets are only £11 and £10 for OAP/Students
Tickets available from
The Flower Garden, Commercial St, Brighouse.Tel. 01484 714601
Simply Flowers, Commercial St, Brighouse. Tel. 01484 400664
or online (8.5% booking fee applies)