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Tom O'Brien Associate Director

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Tom is a British/Irish creative who’s worked as director, writer, actor & acting coach all over the world including the West End, Broadway, Off-Broadway & the National Theatre in London. In 2016 his production of Fabric by Abi Zakarian won the Scotsman Fringe First Award for best production. In 2013 Tom directed the 21st Anniversary Production of Philip Ridley’s THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE which was film for the V&A Video Archive of Performance. 

Training: Arts Ed, Living Picture s and the National Theatre Studio. Theatre includes: As Director – AFTERGLOW (Southwark Playhouse; TOP HAT (Cunard); FABRIC (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury/UK Tour/Underbelly – Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2016); FOILED (Edinburgh Festival); OUR FRIENDS, THE ENEMY (UK Tour/ Edinburgh Festival/ Theatre Row, New York City); THE DOGS OF WAR (Old Red Lion); REMOTE (Drum – Theatre Royal Plymouth/ St Ives Theatre); THE WEDDING SINGER (The Lowry); THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE (Old Red Lion – Recorded for The V&A Nat ional Video Archive of Performance); HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (The Lowry); COMING UP (Soho Theatre); JUDY THE RIGHTEOUS (King’s Head); CHRISTMAS IS MILES AWAY (Hen and Chickens Theatre). 

Film/ TV/ Online includes : Director, Co-creator & writer – "The Vicky Vox Project" (6 part web - series, Starring Raven Symone and Derek Jacobi) – New Frame Productions Ltd 2020; Director – Outside of Me, In (Short Film) 

As Associate/Resident Director – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (UK & Ireland Tour), MISS SAIGON (International Tour); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park); HALF A SIXPENCE (Noel Coward); DANGEROUS LADY (Theatre Royal Stratford East); THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Watermill); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Clwyd Theatre); RUBEN GUTHRIE ( New Wimbledon Theatre); LITTLE WOMEN (LOST Theatre); A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and TITUS ANDRONICUS (Edinburgh Festival). 

Tom is an Acting and Performance Coach actor & entrepreneurs internationally.