North Devon young theatre group auditioning on May 26 for this year’s production Goodnight Mister Tom.

NORTH Devon All Starz is preparing to go back in time as audition dates are announced for the theatre group’s production of Goodnight Mister Tom.

Following their production of Bugsy Malone last year, they are turning the clock back to the 1940s for this classic British war time musical.

Auditions for boys and girls aged between eight and 23 will be held on Sunday (May 26) at St Johns Hall next to the Whiddon Valley Tesco in Barnstaple.

The show itself will be staged at the Queens Theatre from September 26-28.

It is the story of William Beech, an artistically-gifted but abused young boy who escapes his brutal home life when he is evacuated to the countryside during World War Two.

He is ultimately rescued from his hideous upbringing when he is taken into the care of a lonely old man, Mister Tom.

Auditions for those aged eight to 14 will start at 9.30am and finish at 1pm, with auditions for 15 to 23 year-olds from 1.30 to 5pm.

For more information on the auditions or the society, contact the chairman Tolley Angell on tolley.angell@yahoo.co.uk.