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). He has been nominated for the OffWestEnd Best Director Award eight times, and he is a finalist in the 2020 Awards.
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.
Tom lives in Cambridge. From 2016-17, he took a nine-month sabbatical from theatre to read for an MPhil in 18th century English Literature at Cambridge University, where he now does some occasional research and teaching.