CV

Tom Hughes CV

In development

HEEL

Based on original idea by & director

by Isley Lynn (book) & Emmy the Great (music/lyrics)

August 2018 research & development supported by Lyric Hammersmith.
July 2019 research & development supported by Arts Council England, MGCFutures & Jerwood Space.

 

wrestleladswrestle

Director

by Jennifer Jackson

November 2017 research & development supported by Upstart Theatre / Shoreditch Town Hall.
Spring 2019 research & development supported by Royal Exchange Manchester.

 

2019

National Theatre Connections

Associate Director

Helped to programme NT Connections Festival, and worked with Outwood Academy Hemsworth, Easy Street Youth Theatre Sheffield, Kildare Youth Theatre and Gulbenkian Youth Theatre Canterbury to transfer new plays by Katie Hims, Lajaune Lincoln & Ben Bailey Smith, Katherine Soper and Benjamin Kuffuor to the Dorfman Theatre.
National Theatre Learning

 

Caroline, or Change

Associate director

by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori
directed by Michael Longhurst
Playhouse Theatre / Ambassador Theatre Group

 

The Son

Associate director

by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton
directed by Michael Longhurst
Duke of York’s Theatre / Fiery Angel

 

2018

Daughters of the Sun

Writer & director

Camden People’s Theatre

 

Three Kingdoms

Director

by Simon Stephens
East 15
BA Acting (International) 3rd year

 

Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch

Director

by Katie Norris & Sinead Parker
Christian Knowles Productions / InterTalent Rights Group
Pleasance Courtyard

 

National Theatre Connections

Associate Director

Helped to programme NT Connections Festival, and worked with See & Eye Islington, Yew Tree Youth Theatre Wakefield, Collision Youth Theatre Fife, PACE Youth Theatre Paisley to transfer new plays by Alice Birch, Fiona Doyle, Brad Birch and Chris Thompson to the Dorfman Theatre.
National Theatre Learning

 

Amadeus

Staff director

by Peter Shaffer
directed by Michael Longhurst
National Theatre / Olivier Theatre


2017

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Director

by Dale Wasserman
from the novel by Ken Kesey
East 15
BA Acting (International) 3rd year

 

National Theatre Connections

Associate director

Worked with Rotherham College & Kingsley Bideford Community Theatre to transfer new plays by Tim Etchells & Patrick Marber to the Dorfman Theatre.
National Theatre Learning

 

New Views rehearsed readings: Leap Of, Adam and Jane, New Babel

Director

National Theatre Learning


2016

punkplay 

Director

WINNER OF 'BEST DIRECTOR' AND SHORTLISTED FOR 'BEST MALE PERFORMANCE' [Sam Perry] AT THE OFFIES (THE OFF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS)

by Gregory S. Moss
Philippa Neels & Co
Southwark Playhouse

 

The Threepenny Opera

Staff Director

by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
in a new version by Simon Stephens
directed by Rufus Norris
National Theatre / Olivier Theatre

 

scenes from Europe and The Cosmonaut's Last Message...

Director

by David Greig
East 15
BA Acting (International) 2nd year

 

National Theatre Connections

Connections Director

Greenwich Theatre Partner Festival
National Theatre Learning

 

New Views rehearsed readings: It Was Just A Prank, Bro and The Visit

Director

National Theatre Learning / Dorfman Theatre

 

Stages of Production

Workshop leader (series of 4 workshops)

National Theatre Learning


2015

I Want My Hat Back

Staff Director

Book by Joel Horwood, Music & Lyrics by Arthur Darville
directed by Wils Wilson
National Theatre / Temporary Theatre

 

Teenage Road Movie

Director

after Terrence Malick, devised by the company
East 15
BA Contemporary Theatre 2nd year

 

Service

Writer

Directed by Abigail Graham
Oxford School of Drama / Soho Theatre
Three year course 3rd year

 

National Theatre Connections

Connections Director

Brewery Arts Centre Partner Festival
National Theatre Learning

 

New Views rehearsed readings: Beastly Plebians, Where Tiles Meet Floorboards and Pastries

Director

National Theatre Learning / Temporary Theatre


2014

The Pervert's Guide to Christmas

Writer & performer

Directed by Adam Brace
Camden People's Theatre

 

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Assistant director

after Thornton Wilder, devised by the Company
directed by Irina Brown
Rose Bruford
MA Ensemble

 

National Theatre Connections

Connections Director

artsdepot Partner Festival
National Theatre Learning


2013

Late in the Day

Director

by Sharon Kanolik
Hen & Chickens Theatre

 

National Theatre Directors Course

Participant

One of 14 directors selected for 2013 Directors Course, in response to my production of "Late in the Day'


2012

A Doll's House

Assistant Director

by Henrik Ibsen
in a new version by Simon Stephens
directed by Carrie Cracknell
Young Vic Theatre

 

Best Guests

Director (short play)

by Stewart Melton
Southwark Playhouse


2011

Brontë

Assistant Director

by Polly Teale
directed by Nancy Meckler
Shared Experience / Oxford Playhouse / Tricycle Theatre / UK tour


2010

Brontë

Assistant Director

by Polly Teale
directed by Nancy Meckler
Shared Experience / Watermill Theatre


Education

PhD in Film and Television Studies (University of Warwick) 2006-2009
Thesis: 'Exploring the digital: Digital technologies, cinephilia and the work of Richard Linklater'

BA Film and Literature (University of Warwick) 2002-2005
First class