Thomas Hescott

Director/Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Thomas trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the National Theatre Studio Directors Course, and the BBC's Emerging Directors scheme. In 2017 he was named on the BBC's New Talent Hotlist.
 
He was Staff Director at the National Theatre, Resident Director at Chichester Festival Theatre, and Director and Project Manager for Heat and Light at Hampstead Theatre. As an assistant director Thomas worked with numerous leading directors including Robert Wilson, Nicholas Hytner and Marianne Elliot.
 
He is the Executive Director of Stage Directors UK.

In Development

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2017

BBC Continuing Drama

Series XIX, eps 59 & 60

Television

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2016 - 2017

BBC Continuing Drama

9 episodes from November 2016 to date

Short Films

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THE DARK ROOM

2015

Cinema Haydes Ltd

Short Film
By Toby Davies
Featuring David Mitchell and Miles Jupp
Official Selection 2016 London Short Film Festival

Theatre

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SKUNK

2015

National Youth Theatre

By Zawe Ashton
Workshop Production

2015

Leicester Curve

Music by Andrew Fisher, Lyrics by Ian Friel and Andrew Fisher, Book by Ian Friel

2015

Seabright Productions/UK Tour/Edinburgh Festival

Co-written with Matthew Baldwin
Dir. David Grindley
Nominated for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

SKETCHING

Bush Theatre (Development Workshop)

New play by James Graham

2014

Trafalgar Studios 2/Oval House Theatre

Director and Co-Writer
Nominated for Off West End Award for Most Promising Playwright

2013

Ambassadors Theatre

By James Graham
NYT Rep Season

CHAMBER OF CURIOSITIES

2013

Mountview/Latitude Festival

A new play by Tom Morton-Smith

THE SITE

2011

Hampstead Theatre

By Frances Bushe, winner of Hampstead Theatre’s Young Writers Competition

ROUTES

2011

Hampstead Theatre

Heat and Light Company

CROSSING THE LINE

2010

Hampstead Theatre

A new play by Satinder Chohan for the Heat and Light Company

FAITHFUL

2010

Watermill Theatre

MMD Sound of England New Musicals Season

WOLVES AT THE WINDOW

2009

59E59 Off Broadway

Transfer from Arcola

STARFISH

2009

Y Touring

A new play by Judith Johnson
National Tour/Royal Albert Hall

NOBODY LIVES FOREVER

2008

Y Touring

A new play by Judith Johnson
National Tour/Royal Albert Hall

FULL TIME

2008

Y Touring

A new play by Rachel Wagstaff
National Tour

WOLVES AT THE WINDOW

2008

Arcola

A new play by Toby Davies

THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR'S BELLY DANCER

2008

Arts Theatre/Arcola Theatre

Transferred from Arcola Theatre to West End venue

ANATOL

2006

Arcola Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET

2004

Southwark Playhouse

TWELFTH NIGHT

2003

Southwark Playhouse

MACBETH

2002

Southwark Playhouse