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Tom Morris

Director—United Kingdom

About the artist:

Tom Morris is Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic and has been Associate Director of the National Theatre since 2004. He was the Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) from 1995 to 2004 and prior to that was an arts journalist and freelance producer.   

At Bristol Old Vic Tom has directed Swallows and Amazons, Juliet and Her Romeo, and Does My Society Look Big in This? In 2013 Tom collaborated again with Handspring Puppet Company for the first time since War Horse to create A Midsummer Night’s Dream which launched at Bristol Old Vic in 2013 and toured worldwide.  


Tom has also conceived and directed 2 landmark festivals during his time at BOV: Bristol Proms, festival of world class music and integrated digital technology in collaboration with Watershed Bristol and Universal Music Arts and Entertainment, and Bristol Jam : Britain’s first festival of improvisation. 

As joint Chief Executive of Bristol Old Vic he is also overseeing a major restoration and refurbishment of Britain’s oldest continuously working theatre – creating direct visibility from the street for the very first time. 
Other credits include: The Death of Klinghoffer (ENO & Metropolitan Opera); Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre); War Horse (as co-director for National Theatre; 2011 Tony Award for Best Director); A Matter of Life and Death (adapted from the film with Emma Rice, National Theatre); Coram Boy (developed with Melly Still, National Theatre); Disembodied, Newsnight: The Opera, Kombat Opera Klubneit, Home, Passions, Unsung, To The Island With The Goose, Macbeth, Oedipus The King, Othello Music, Trio, All That Fall (all BAC, as director); World Cup Final 1966, Jason and the Argonauts, Ben Hur(all BAC, co-written with Carl Heap); Jerry Springer: The Opera (for BAC as producer); Oogly Boogly (devised and directed); Nights at the Circus, The Wooden Frock (both written with Emma Rice for Kneehigh). 

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