Tom relaunched Jermyn Street Theatre as a producing theatre. The first production of his tenure was the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Blinding Light; this was followed by a critically acclaimed revival of Miss Julie.
Tom founded the theatre company Primavera, and was its Artistic Director for over ten years. He has directed over sixty 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).
Tom is a member of the Stage 100, and he led Jermyn Street Theatre to win Fringe Theatre of the Year at the 2021 Stage Awards. 15 Heroines, which he produced, commissioned and co-directed, won the OffWestEnd Best Online Series Award; The Odyssey, which he directed online, won a special OneOff Award. He has been nominated for the OffWestEnd Best Director Award eight times, and was runner-up at the 2020 Awards.
He was also Associate Director of award-winning new writing venue Theatre503 from 2012-16.
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, Richard Griffiths, Martina Laird, Sorcha Cusack, Linda Marlowe, Christopher Timothy, Patsy Ferran, Rosalie Craig, Olivia Williams, Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan, Ronald Pickup, and many more. He has worked with contemporary writers including Howard Brenton, Alexandra Wood, Charlotte Jones, Natalie Haynes, Lorna French, Peter Nichols, Hannah Khalil, JT Rogers, Charles Wood, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Isley Lynn, and Bryony Lavery.
Tom also teaches 18th century English Literature at the University of Cambridge.