Ellena has been studying at Northbrook MET MT for the last 3 years and has just completed her B.A. Hons in Theatre Arts.
Tom first met Keryie and Matt whilst studying at Northbrook College now Northbrook MET. Tom studied Theatre Production at college and then went on to study Lighting and Sound design for Theatre. Following this he completed his BA in Theatre Arts in 2014.
Whilst Studying Tom started working Glyndebourne Opera House as a Casual Stage Technician for the festival season and this progressed to an Assistant Stage Technician role for future seasons. He has worked on such shows as; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Cunning Little Vixen, Le nozze di Figaro, Béatrice et Bénédict and Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Tom also works as a Technician at Worthing Theatres working on various shows in their four venues including Worthing’s pantomimes.
Tom first worked with Keryie and Matt on their 2012 Live It Productions Charity Event, operating sound and following this worked with their company Kompact Theatre.
In February 2017, Tom became a father to twin girls who were born prematurely at 28 weeks. They were born at Worthing Hospital and transferred to the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton. Eva and Una were only 2lbs 7 when they were born but each day they grew stronger. The twins were transferred back to Worthing Hospital Special Care Baby Unit a month after they were born. Unfortunately, Eva fell ill just 3 days after arriving back in Worthing and subsequently Eva was transferred to TMBU in Brighton where she was diagnosed with Necrotising Enterocolitis, a condition where the intestine becomes inflamed and begins to die. Tragically Eva lost her life to NEC at just 5 ½ weeks old. Una continued to grow strong and healthy and was able to go home at the end of April.
Tom is passionate about the important work the Special Care Baby Unit in Worthing and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton do and is eager to use his backstage and technical knowledge to help raise as much money and awareness as possible.