Tom is Artistic Director of Upstart Theatre. He trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London, and at Birmingham University. He previously worked as Youth Theatre Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Resident Assistant Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Theatre includes Silent Planet (Finborough Theatre). The Situation Room (Hull Truck, Shoreditch Town Hall and UK tour), Me at the Zoo, Panic!!!, British Values , The Day The Stories Went, Birmingham From Above, The Engineers’ Lunch, Enough, Julius Caesar and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Wall (Festival of the North-East), True Colours (Northern Stage at St Stephen’s), The Falling Sickness (Theatre in the Mill), 21 Writers (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Nightingale and the Rose (Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre), Oh Well Never Mind Bye (Union Theatre), Water Sculptures (Theatre503, Union Theatre and English Theatre of Bruges) and Meat (Smirnoff Underbelly).
Assistant Direction includes Yerma, directed by Roísín McBrinn, A Christmas Carol, directed by Nikolai Foster, and As You Like It, directed by Ian Brown (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Purgatorio (Arcola Theatre), La Voix Humaine, Dido and Aeneas and Cautionary Tales (Opera North) and L’occasione fa il ladro (Royal Academy Opera).