WOODROFFE School student and aspiring actor Tom Miller has been accepted to join the National Youth Theatre.
Having auditioned in February, 16-year-old Tom received the exciting news this month that he had been accepted to join the NYT summer course.
After completing the course, Tom will become an NYT member, enabling him to take part in their future productions and workshops backed by patrons such as Hugh Bonneville, Daniel Craig, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sir Elton John, Matt Lucas, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren.
Tom, who lives in Kilmington where his parents James and Olivia run Millers Farm Shop, has just finished GCSEs in music and drama at Woodroffe. He now plans to continue his studies, either in sixth form or by enrolling in Theatre Performance Diploma at Exeter College, which he will have to audition for.
With aspirations of one day performing in the West End or becoming a film or TV actor, Tom has developed his passion from the age of eight when he joined Kilmington Pantomime Players.
He later joined Lyme Regis Pantomime Society taking one of the lead roles in this year’s production of ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.
Tom was also a member of the West End Stage School for five years and the Pauline Quirke Academy for two years. Productions he has appeared in include ‘School of Rock’ at Woodroffe, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in which he played Charlie,