Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society

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Goodnight Mister Tom

The Society’s production of Goodnight Mr Tom ran from 15 to 18 March 2017. Much to our delight, it was a great success, with good houses across all shows. Saturday evening’s final performance even managed to sell out the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre!

Here’s a review of our show from NODA‘s roving show report team.

Originally scheduled for early 2016, this production was to be the first time the show’s licence was granted to an amateur operatic society.  However, having been deferred after the Boxing Day floods of 2015, the rescheduled production in late 2016 encountered unexpected issues. Bringing this production to the stage has been a real labour of love for all of us involved and  we were absolutely delighted to see it finally come to fruition.

Audience members and production crew alike seemed to have “got something in their eye” during this show. It really touched an emotional cord all round.

Did you come to see our brilliant, sold-out production of Goodnight Mr. Tom at the Little Theatre? Drop us a line or leave a comment on our Facebook page and let us know what you thought. Send us your photos, we’ll credit you for any we publish.

Goodnight Mr Tom, adapted from Michelle Magorian’s award-winning novel, has been made into a play, a TV film and a musical. It’s the story of William Beech, a boy from the urban grime of Deptford, London who is evacuated at the start of World War II to a safe place in the countryside. There, he is placed under the care of the grumpy, reclusive  “Mister Tom” Oakley. As the pair gradually come to understand one another – and what they’ve each been through – they begin to develop a mutual love and respect that will help them through the hard times that still lie ahead.

Composer & Additional Lyrics: Gary Carpenter
Libretto/Book: Michelle Magorian
Year: 1992


Bonsall’s Hebden Bridge

Tickets for our shows may be purchased from

5 Royd Villas
Hangingroyd Ln
Hebden Bridge

Tel:  01422 842239
photo Bonsalls shop exterior

Opening hours are indicated below, but always check with the store if you need to be sure.

Image of opening hours for Bonsalls

Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge

We present many of our shows at the Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge.

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
Holme Street
Hebden Bridge

Tel:  01422 843945

photo of Little Theatre exterior

Website: http://hblt.co.uk

Note that parking is limited on Holme Street, but there are a number of car parks throughout the town.

Masonic Lodge, Hebden Bridge

From time to time, the Society has rented the hall of our local Masonic Lodge to present shows.

Masonic Lodge
Lodge Rooms
Hangingroyd Lane
Hebden Bridge

Website: The Hebden Bridge Lodge

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