Hear the story of the voice of the valleys in a musical based on the rise to fame of singer Tom Jones.
Step back in time to the dance halls, working men’s clubs and recording studios of the ‘60s where the legend was born: a boy with a heart-stopping voice who dreamed of making the big time, no matter what it took.
The musical, entitled TOM, is running at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre until Saturday, April 16, and at The Lowry, Salford, from May 25 to 28.
This inspirational story of self-belief and determination celebrates an ordinary man with an extraordinary talent who became a superstar on a world stage.
Kit Orton heads the cast of actors and musicians in a show which feature hits of the era including Ghost Riders in the Sky, Spanish Harlem and Lucille as it tracks Tom’s climb to stardom. The show ends with the hits that made him one of the most charismatic stars of the day including It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home, What’s New Pussycat and more.
The musical is suitable for viewers aged 12 years and above due to its strong language.
Performances in Sheffield are at 7.45pm nightly with matinees on Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 3pm. To book, contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Performances in Salford are at 7.30pm from May 25 to 28 with matinees on May 26 and May 28 at 2pm. Tickets £24-£34. Contact 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com