Tom. A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical opened last night at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, before it embarks on a 12 week national tour.
The musical stars Kit Orton as Tom Jones and Elin Phillips as Linda, alongside 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.
Step back in time to the dance halls, working men’s clubs and recording studios of the Sixties 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 to buy tickets.
Images: Simon Gough