'This is a dream': Actor makes professional debut in West End
- Credit: Robert Day
A Barking-born actor who studied performing arts in Havering has made his professional bow in the West End.
Tomisin Ajani treads the boards in The Play That Goes Wrong as part of its latest cast.
The Olivier Award-winning show, which is the longest-running comedy in the West End, is about a drama society blundering their way through a murder mystery.
Tomisin, 24, said: "It's just been amazing so far. To start my career in theatre in a project like this is a dream that I didn't think would ever happen.
"I'm really enjoying it and having the best time I could possibly imagine."
He plays Trevor, the sound and tech manager, and has interaction with the audience during performances.
"It's really fun because it changes every single night.
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"Each audience brings a different energy, some people are up for it (the interaction) and some people hate it.
"A lot of the plays that are on in the West End, there is no interaction with the audience.
"The audience is there to watch this beautiful spectacle.
"But in this case, the audience is very much part of the show and they bring it to life."
Tomisin's first night in the show, April 5, was his birthday.
Born and raised in Barking, he went to Cranbrook College in Ilford.
He initially wanted to play football and did acting as a hobby.
But then he studied a performing arts BTEC at Havering Sixth Form College, before going to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Tomisin said: "It was cemented in my mind that acting was the only option and what I definitely wanted to do with my life."
His long-term ambition is to be consistently working on TV, film and theatre.
"I want people to say 'that man is a good actor'.
"That's really what I hope for in my career, that I am consistent and that people watch me and say 'that man is consistent at what he does'.
"I'd love to be successful and I'd love to make it and to do my family proud."
The Play That Goes Wrong is at the Duchess Theatre in London.
For tickets, visit theplaythatgoeswrong.com.