Tom Elliott, currently studying French and English and Trinity College, Oxford, got the top marks in his first year French Literature exams, for which he was awarded a prize and £150.
Over the holidays, Tom had a very successful run directing The Trinity Players in Noël Coward's 'Tonight at 8.30' at the Edinburgh Fringe, having carried on the Salopian tradition of a one-night-only performance at the Ashton Theatre just before heading north to the Festival. His production earned several 4* reviews:
"Production values, classy accents, music, costumes, drawing room set, sound effects, (especially the ringing telephone), it’s all directed by Tom Elliot with farcical pace and timing. The whole cast is terrific, especially Lucinda as Piggie, and Lucy [Rands, (MSH 2008-2010)] as Clare. Absolutely spiffing!" – Vivien Devlin, Edinburghguide.com.
In the 2011 edition of The Ingramite, Ollie Nolan (then in the Third Form) said of Tom 'Surely he will go on to great things at Oxford.' Even Ollie might not have expected to have been proved right quite so quickly.