Full casting announced for Tom Jones musical

TOM. A Story of Tom Jones.The Musical. Kit Orton (Tom Jones). Photo credit Simon Gough Photography LR

Theatre na nÓg are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK tour of the TNN production of Tom, A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical, opening on Monday 7th March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

Kit Orton will play the role of Tom Jones. Joining him are: Elin Phillips as Linda; Nicola Reynolds as Vi; Phylip Harries as Jack Lister; Richard Corgan as Gordon Mills, Deborah Thomas as Jo Mills; John McClarnon as Vernon Hopkins; Daniel Lloyd as Mickey Gee; Kieran Bailey as Chris Slade; Tom Connor as Dave Cooper and Nicola Bryan as Freda and Val. Also joining the company is Tim Bonser who will perform the role of Tom Jones at certain performances.

Director Geinor Styles said today: ‘We are over the moon to welcome back Kit Orton and this great company of talented actors/musicians alongside newcomers John Mclarnon; Deborah Thomas; Richard Corgan, Nicola Bryan and Tim Bonser to take this inspirational story of a true Welsh icon to audiences throughout the UK. This rock and roll musical laced with great Welsh humour and charm is guaranteed to have audiences up on their feet in celebration of this living legend’s story.’

Step back in time to the dance halls, working men’s clubs and recording studios of the 1960s where the legend of Tom Jones was born: a Valleys boy with a heart-stopping voice who dreamed of making the big time, no matter what it took.

This inspirational story of self-belief and determination is performed live on stage by a phenomenal cast of actors and musicians, celebrating an ordinary man with an extraordinary talent who became a superstar on a world stage.

Featuring hits of the era including Ghost Riders in the Sky, Spanish Harlem and Lucille, we track Tom’s climb to stardom. Ending with some the hits that made him one of the most charismatic stars of the day: It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home, What’s New Pussycat and more.

Tom, A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical is written by Mike James and directed by Geinor Styles, with musical arrangements by Ben Goddard, set design by Sean Crowley and sound design by Mike Beer.

Visit www.tomthemusical.co.uk for tour dates and to buy tickets.

Image: Simon Gough Photography LR

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