Felsted Performs Goodnight Mister Tom
Felsted School took an educational look back at the Second World War, as young Felsted thespians treated family, friends and the local community to a compelling production of Goodnight Mister Tom.
The play was double cast and performed to a sell-out audience over four consecutive nights, with warmth, humour and some challenging topics addressed in equal amounts. The production was a wonderful example of teamwork from Felsted’s talented drama department, from the intricate set design to the make up, costumes, acting and stage direction.
Goodnight Mister Tom focuses largely on the evacuation of London’s children before the start of the Second World War, giving an excellent opportunity for Felsted’s younger drama students to take an important role alongside some regular faces who have acted in every production during their time at the school. One of the lead roles of ‘Mister Tom’ was played by Upper Sixth pupil, Thomas Newland, who was selected for the National Youth Music Theatre earlier this year, showing a great example to the younger cast of where their acting talents could take them.
Once you step through the doors to the stage and see the audience, the rush makes it all the more exciting. Seeing everything that you have rehearsed fall perfectly into place is spectacular.
Nick Scofield, who played main character, William Beech on two nights
There are many opportunities for those interested in drama at Felsted, from theatre trips to regular school productions.