Primavera produced musicals, opera, classics and new writing, but its focus is on reviving forgotten classics and neglected plays which deserve to be better known.
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.
Recent revivals include 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.
From 2012-2016, Tom was also Associate Director of Theatre503, consulting on programming and other aspects of production. He curated the Playwright Presents scheme, in which established writers promote new ones. This has 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 was appointed Associate Director of Jermyn Street Theatre in 2016, taking an active role in programming from 2017 onwards.