Tom is the Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre. He also works as a freelance director.
Current and forthcoming credits include: The Tempest (Jermyn Street Theatre / Theatre Royal Bath); She Stoops To Conquer (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Three Sisters (Jermyn Street Theatre).
Recent productions include: For Services Rendered (Jermyn Street Theatre); Pictures Of Dorian Gray (Stephen Joseph Theatre / Jermyn Street Theatre / Creation Theatre); All’s Well That Ends Well (Jermyn Street Theatre & Guildford Shakespeare Company); Cabaret (English Theatre Frankfurt & Deutsches Theater Munich); Dear Uncle; Single Spies (Theatre by the Lake & York Theatre Royal); the world premieres of Howard Brenton’s adaptations of Miss Julie and Creditors (Theatre by the Lake & Jermyn Street Theatre); the world premiere of Brenton’s The Blinding Light; the first complete London revival of Noel Coward’s 9-play cycle Tonight At 8.30; The Living Room; Bloody Poetry; Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost; Much Ado About Nothing; The Wind In The Willows; Twelfth Night; As You Like It (Guildford Shakespeare Company); the world premiere of Brenton’s adaptation of Dances Of Death (Gate Theatre); Merit; Martine; Jingo: A Farce Of War; The Mollusc; The Boatswain’s Mate; The Confidential Clerk (Finborough Theatre); Romeo And Juliet; Measure For Measure (Cambridge Arts Theatre); As You Like It (Creation Theatre Company, Oxford); Jekyll And Hyde; The Picture Of Dorian Gray; The Glass Menagerie; Other Desert Cities; Strangers On A Train (English Theatre Frankfurt); Absurd Person Singular (The Mill at Sonning); A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory Productions at the Central Theatre, Budapest – Hungarian-language remount of Trevor Nunn’s production); Dear Liar (Vienna’s English Theatre); Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour); Tomfoolery (Tour); Shiverman; Madagascar (Theatre 503); Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); Origin Of The Species (Arcola Theatre); Saturday Night (Arts Theatre, West End, and Theatre Royal Windsor after a transfer from Jermyn Street, Time Out Critic’s Choice); Passion (Edinburgh); Death Is Catching; One For The Road; Mr And Mrs Nobody (Frinton). Tom has also directed a range of rehearsed readings and workshops for theatres, universities and drama schools.
Tom was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, working with Peter Hall on The Browning Version and Swan Song (UK tour), A Doll’s House (Bath & Kingston), The Vortex and Little Nell (Theatre Royal Bath & West End). As Associate Director to Trevor Nunn: Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory & Garrick); Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Aspects Of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory). He was associate or assistant to a range of directors including Alan Strachan, Laurence Boswell, Belinda Lang, James Conway and Peter Gill.
Tom was Artistic Director and founder of Primavera, which produced numerous new plays and rediscoveries in London and elsewhere from 2006 until 2016, alongside a programme of rehearsed readings and development work. He has also been Associate Director of Theatre503 from 2012 until 2016. At Theatre503, he curated the ‘Playwright Presents’ events, in which new writers (including Chris Urch) were mentored by renowned playwrights, including Caryl Churchill.
Tom’s work has received numerous Critic’s Choice Awards and OffWestEnd nominations, including for Best Director (eight times) and Best Production (five times). In 2014, his production of Martine at the Finborough was nominated for a record seven OffWestEnd awards.
Tom has a first-class degree in English from Oxford University, an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University and an MPhil in 18th Century Literature from Cambridge University.