Tom is Artistic Director and Executive Producer at Jermyn Street Theatre. He took over in 2017 and restructured the theatre as a full-time producing house. He leads on strategy, artistic policy, fundraising, programming, budgeting, marketing, and creative appointments. For the theatre, he has so far produced over thirty new plays, as well as many revivals.
From 2012-2016, Tom was Associate Director of Theatre503, consulting on programming, dramaturgy, and artistic development. He established the Playwright Presents scheme, in which established writers promote new ones. This included Howard Brenton presenting Chris Urch; Timberlake Wertenbaker presenting Clare Brown (directed by James Dacre); Caryl Churchill presenting Rita Kalnejais; Simon Stephens presenting Monsay Whitney (directed by Stef O’Driscoll).
Tom founded Primavera in 2003 for a production of the four-act version of The Importance of Being Earnest. In 2008 it became a registered charity, and it was wound up in 2016. Primavera produced musicals, opera, classics and new writing, but its focus was on reviving forgotten classics and neglected plays.
Tom produced all of Primavera’s work, working with a small but dedicated team, taking a leading role in programming, fundraising, and marketing. Over ten years, Tom typically directed one or two productions a year for Primavera. Productions included the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan’s debut play, First Episode; the first ever revival of Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, directed by Abbey Wright; the first revival for 30 years of Jean-Jacques Bernard’s Martine, starring Hannah Murray and Susan Penhaligon; the first major revival of Graham Greene’s The Living Room, starring Christopher Timothy and Tuppence Middleton.