Tom Littler becomes Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre this summer. He is a freelance theatre director and currently Associate Director of Jermyn Street Theatre. He was Artistic Director of Primavera for over ten years.
Tom has directed around fifty professional productions. His freelance work encompasses a wide range of work, from musicals to classics; outdoor Shakespeare to contemporary thrillers. He has directed at regional reps, in the West End, site-specific productions, commercial tours, and in Europe (in English and other languages).
From October 2016 to June 2017, Tom is on sabbatical reading for an MPhil in English Literature at Cambridge University. He will continue to work at Jermyn Street Theatre during this period, and will be developing various projects for autumn 2017 and beyond.
Tom founded Primavera, a company specialising in revivals of forgotten classics, and worked as its Artistic Director from 2006 until 2016. He was also Associate Director of award-winning new writing venue Theatre503 from 2012-16.
After a degree in English at Oxford University, Tom assisted widely in the West End and regionally. He was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, and worked four times as Trevor Nunn’s associate. He has directed actors including Penelope Keith, Michael Pennington, David Warner, Joely Richardson, the late Richard Griffiths, Sorcha Cusack, Linda Marlowe, Christopher Timothy, Rosalie Craig, Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Murray, Ronald Pickup, and many more. He has worked with contemporary writers including Howard Brenton, Peter Nichols, JT Rogers, Charles Wood, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and Bryony Lavery.