Tom graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017 with a First Class BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre. His previous work as a director and dramaturg include Roadnight and Johnson’s Superhero: The Musical (later produced by NYMT), verbatim musical Overcoming Statistics and original works with Aktualise Theatre, where he co-organises script reading events to help develop actors’ fluency with text and provide writers’ an opportunity to hear their new works aloud.
Tom is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre where we was part of original casts of new musicals including Brunger and Cleary’s Prodigy at the St James Theatre (now The Other Palace) and Benjamin Till’s UK Theatre Award winning Brass at the Leeds City Varieties. Tom is hugely passionate about the creation and development of new musical theatre in the UK, and joined Aria Entertainment in Spring 2019 as their Literary Manager and Assistant Producer, and has since worked on productions of The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, Rags, Mame, and The Last Five Years for them. He is an experienced drama teacher with a passion for encouraging active engagement and fun in a love of the dramatic arts from a young age. He is thrilled to be working with the young people at PopGems!