Club, Scenic, & Costume Design
Tom’s award-winning career spans set and costume design, direction and creative direction for live music, theater, opera, dance and exhibition. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, a resident of Somerset House Studios, and since 2010 has acted as Associate Artist for Soho Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse. As Director/Creative Director: Berberian Sound Studio (Donmar), Pet Shop Boys’ Dreamworld Tour, Christine & The Queens Live (Salle Pleyel, Paris), Ben Platt’s Sing to Me Instead tour, Sam Smith Live (Apple Music/Tate Modern), Liam Gallagher “MTV Unplugged” (Hull City Hall). Theater design includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour); Cabaret (Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse); Constellations, Berberian Sound Studio, Belleville, The Lady from The Sea, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Weir, Elegy, Marys Seacole (Donmar Warehouse); Summer and Smoke, King Charles III, Mr. Burns, (Almeida); The Deep Blue Sea, Medea, 13, Julie (National Theatre); Fairview, A Number (Young Vic); A Very Expensive Poison, Woyzeck (Old Vic); Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, No Quarter, Remembrance Day (Royal Court). Opera design includes: Carmen (Met Opera); Walküre (Royal Danish Opera); Cunning Little Vixen, Wozzeck (English National Opera); How The Whale Became (Royal Opera House); The Flying Dutchman (Scottish Opera). Dance Includes: Outwitting the Devil (Akram Khan Company); Grand Finale (HofeshShechter Company); Light: Bach Dances (Royal Danish Opera & Hofesh Shechter). Awards for design: Evening Standard Award (2022), Olivier Award nomination for Best Set (2022), Olivier Award nomination for Best Costume Design (2022), and Critics’ Circle Best Design Award (2021) for Cabaret; WhatsOnStage award for Best Set Design and nomination for Best Costume Design (2019) for Little Shop of Horrors; Critics’ Circle Best Design Award (2019) and Broadway World UK nomination for Best Set Design (2019) for A Very Expensive Poison; Tony Award nomination for Best Costume (2016) and Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Costume (2016) for King Charles III; WhatsOnStage award for Best Set Designer (2013) for Constellations and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Linbury Prize for Stage Deisgn (2007); Jocelyn Herbert Award for Stage Design (2007); Philip Carne Prize (2005/6); Royal Welsh College Music and Drama Theatre Design Award (2003-4, 2004-5, 2005-6). Awards for direction: Stage debut award nomination for Berberian Sound Studio (2019). Awards for architecture: Civic Trust Pro Tem award (2023) and RIBA National and London award (2023) for Kit Kat Club at The Playhouse.