Theatre na nÓg have announced the full cast for the UK tour of the TNN production of TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL, opening on Monday 7 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.
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 ‘60s 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.
The development of this production has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, RCT, NPT Theatres and Wales Millennium Centre.
TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL UK TOUR DATES 2016
MONDAY 7 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016
WALES MILLENIUM CENTRE
TUESDAY 15 MARCH – SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH – SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016
TUESDAY 5 APRIL – SATURDAY 9 APRIL
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE
TUESDAY 12 APRIL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016
TUESDAY 19 APRIL – SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2016
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
TUESDAY 26 APRIL – SATURDAY 30 APRIL
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
TUESDAY 3 MAY – SATURDAY 7 MAY
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE
ON SALE 13 NOVEMBER
TUESDAY 10 MAY – SATURDAY 14 MAY
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
TUESDAY 17 MAY – SATURDAY 21 MAY
WEDNESDAY 25 MAY – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016
WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE – SATURDAY 4 JUNE
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE BIRMINGHAM