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Casting announced for Tom Jones musical

Kit Orton will take on the titular role

Kit Orton (Tom Jones)
Kit Orton (Tom Jones)
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Casting has been announced for the UK tour of Tom. A Story of Tom Jones. The Musical, which opens on 7 March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

The title role of Tom Jones will be played by Kit Orton, most recently seen playing Bill Sikes in Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre. His previous theatre credits include Dickens Abridged (Arts Theatre) and Spamalot (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Joining Ortron are: Elin Phillips (All My Sons), Nicola Reynolds (Mametz), Phylip Harries (Little Shop of Horrors), Richard Corgan (Taming of the Shrew), Deborah Thomas (Snowbound), John McLarnon (The Commitments), Daniel Lloyd (Spring Awakening), Kieran Bailey (Sweet Charity), Tom Connor (Carnaby Street) and Nicola Bryan (Dreamboats & Petticoats). Also joining the company is Tim Bonser (Mamma Mia!) who will perform the role of Tom Jones at certain performances.

The show, written by Mike James, tells the story of Tom Jones' rise to fame and features his greatest hits including "It’s Not Unusual", "Delilah", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "What’s New Pussycat" and more.

Director Geinor Styles said today: "We are over the moon to welcome back Kit Orton and this great company of talented actors/musicians… to take this inspirational story of a true Welsh icon to audiences throughout the UK."

Following its premiere in Cardiff, the show will embark on a UK tour to Edinburgh, Leicester, Aylesbury, Sheffield, Bradford, Bromley, Newcastle, Llandudno, Richmond, Salford and Birmingham. To book tickets, click here.