A local amateur dramatic society member, has been lucky enough to land a position working in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Theatre Land.

Tom Griffiths, 29, of Tenby has been a stalwart member of Saundersfoot Footlights for the last 18 years, having first ‘trod the boards’ at the tender age of 11 when he performed as part of the Lollipop Guild in Wizard if Oz. Tom has been in almost every Christmas pantomime since then and, apart from a few years at University, almost every summer musical, even then he was able to pop into the chorus if a slot was needed to be filled at the last minute.

Last year, Tom started work as a member of the back stage crew in the West End and was lucky enough to be employed on the spectacular, high voltage, time travelling show, Back to the Future, the Musical, at The Adelphi Theatre on the Strand in London’s West End where in January it performed its 1,000th show. The show has been extended to December of this year. 

Tom had grown up in both chorus and back stage set building at Saundersfoot Footlights under tuition from the late Ceri Morris,  Keith Williams, and with encouragement from his dad, Andrew Griffiths, who has recently taken over as Head of Set with Footlights. Everyone in the Society is very proud of Tom's achievements in the West End & wish him well.

Tom will be returning to support Saundersfoot Footlights as the society stages its latest production, ‘Addams Family, the Musical’ in the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot from May 27 to June 1. For more information about booking tickets, visit the  website saundersfootamdram.co.uk, or the Facebook page for updates.