CHILDREN’S entertainer and former firefighter Tomfoolery needed help to make the move from firefighter by day and part – time entertainer by evening and approached Focus Media for help and support. We looked at what Tomfoolery (AKA Tom Hunter) had to offer and decided we could help. In Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey Tom has already built up a huge following as a result of his children’s parties and outdoor shows, but he wanted to move to the next level.
As a result of our first meeting we all decided that a theatre show was the way forward and The Studio, capacity 100, at the Capitol Theatre, Horsham was booked for three shows to coincide with half term break in October. As a result of the shows being announced and six months before the actual performances, nearly 50% of the tickets have been sold and at this early stage we envisage adding extra shows. Focus Media’s Lisa Brace said: “ When I first saw Tom in action at Hillier Garden Centre, Horsham, I was blown away. He has a brilliant way with children and they are captivated and enthralled when in his presence. I’m extremely excited about working with Tom and helping him to develop into a major name in children’s entertainment.”