About

Tom Neill

Photo: Mark Holliday

Tom grew up in Wokingham in Berkshire and spent his early years performing with community drama and music groups, particularly those led by Dominic Barber and Gillian Dibden. He trained in Music with Theatre Studies at Huddersfield University, majoring in music composition, and now works throughout the United Kingdom in a variety of artistic disciplines.

His work as an actor includes Blackeyed Theatre’s acclaimed national tours of Oh What A Lovely War, The Great Gatsby, The Cherry Orchard and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; pioneering site-specific works Don’t Look Back with dreamthinkspeak and 1000 Revolutions Per Moment and 451 with Periplum; Death In Venice with director Yoshi Oida, educational drama in primary, secondary and special needs schools, entertainment in care homes, and pantomime for various companies.

As a theatre director, Tom’s work include the stage première of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for Pentameters Theatre in London, which he also adapted, also Blackeyed’s innovative stagings of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Mother Courage and her Children and a large cast outdoor spectacle production of The Tempest.  He is proud to have directed South Hill Park’s 25th Anniversary production The Importance of Being Oscar, which toured the UK and Ireland in a production by Original Theatre Company.

Tom has written Christmas shows for The Lights in Andover, The Kenton in Henley and the Cornerstone in Didcot. He has worked regularly as an improvising musician for ability arts charity InnerSense, and has originated music for Beautiful Creatures’The Winter Giant,Henry V, The Tempest and Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as well as several orchestrations.

He lives in Bracknell in Berkshire and works in Windsor.