“Tom has a sensitive touch and an open-ness that enables him to create theatre that is organic, lyrical and immediate. Working with him is challenging, nurturing and a real pleasure.” - Patrick McHugh, Actor in Twentysomething & Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?
“Tom was an experienced, creative and energetic director who got to the heart of the piece by understanding and embracing it, whilst adding conceptual ideas, as well as dramaturgical and comical input. His communication and ability for inspiring and teaching the cast is second to none. Everyone got along as a result of the atmosphere created in rehearsal. Tom's intuition and artistic vision propelled my show, enhanced it and changed the future of it for the better" - Jamie Long, Co-Composer of The Picture of Dorian Gray
“One of the most enjoyable things about working with Tom as a Director, is freedom within rules and direction. He doesn't dictate, he guides how he wants something to appear without forcing or implementing himself. I love how stylistic he is; with the simplistic set, lights and costume managing to enable the audience to really focus on the story and storytelling on set. The nature of the story was comical, but was really bought to life by fantastic word and character emphasis all guided by Tom.” - Danni Payne, Actor in Disappearing Wonderful
I have provided workshops for Schools, Colleges and Universities on various aspects of Theatre in Education and Theatre for Young Audiences. I currently work closely with The Tapscott Learning Trust to deliver sessions at a number of schools in Newham to foster collaboration, creative thinking, and speaking and listening skills, as well as using drama as a tool to explore particular aspects of the curriculum. For more information on the various workshops I offer, please contact me.
"Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art? Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable experience have to give us; to learn to break down the barriers which surround us and to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies about ourselves which we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves..." - Jerzy Grotowski - Statement of 10 principles