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.
Tom. A Story of Tom Jones the musical is the story of a Valleys boy with a heart-stopping voice.
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.
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.”
The musical will be performed at Venue Cymru on Tuesday, May 10 to Saturday, May 14.
Tickets are on sale now and can be bought online at www.venuecymru.co.uk or through the Box Office on 01492872000.