Tom Morris

Writer/Director/Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Film, TV & Theatre

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).

Opera

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER

2014

The Metropolitan Opera, New York

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER

2011

English National Opera

DIRECTOR

NEWSNIGHT: THE OPERA

2003

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Various

KOMBAT OPERA KLUBNEIT

2002

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Richard Thomas

PASSIONS

2001

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Stephen McNeff

JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA

2001

BAC

AS PRODUCER

Richard Thomas and Stu Lee

BAC OPERA

BAC 1996 - 2003

AS PRODUCER

Various

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

WORLD CUP FINAL 1966

2014

Bristol Old Vic

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

2010

Bristol Old Vic

JULIET AND HER ROMEO

2010

Bristol Old Vic

DOES MY SOCIETY LOOK BIG IN THIS?

2012

Bristol Old Vic

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

2010

NT Olivier

co-directed with Felix Barrett
By Sir Tom Stoppard

WAR HORSE

2007

NT Olivier

AS DIRECTOR
AS PRODUCER

Written by Nick Stafford
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo

(Co-directed with Marianne Elliott)

WARHORSE

2007

National Theatre, Olivier

AS PRODUCER

Stafford / Morpurgo

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

2007

National Theatre (Olivier)

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR

With Emma Rice

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH SEASON

2000

BAC

AS PRODUCER

Various

NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS

2006

Lyric, Hammersmith

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR

With Emma Rice

DISEMBODIED

2005

National tour

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR

With David Glass

CORAM BOY

2005

National Theatre, Olivier

AS PRODUCER

Edmundson / Gavin

DISEMBODIED

2005

BAC & tour

AS DIRECTOR

Tom Morris/ David Glass

OOGLY BOOGLY

2004

tour

AS DIRECTOR

Tom Morris/Guy Dartnell

THE WORLD CUP FINAL 1966

2004

BAC and tour

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR
AS PRODUCER

With Carl Heap

THE WOODEN FROCK

2004

Kneehigh Theatre

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR
AS PRODUCER

With Emma Rice

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

2003

BAC

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR

With Carl Heap

BEN-HUR

2002

BAC

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR
AS PRODUCER

With Carl Heap

HOME

2002

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Helen Chadwick

UNSUNG

2000

BAC & tour

AS DIRECTOR

Guy Dartnell

MACBETH

1999

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Shakespeare

TO THE ISLAND WITH THE GOOSE

1999

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Ben Park

OEDIPUS THE KING

1998

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Sophocles / Peter Oswald

PLAYING IN THE DARK SEASON

1998

BAC

AS PRODUCER

Various

THE CRITICS: UP FOR REVIEW

1997

BAC

AS PRODUCER

Various

OTHELLO MUSIC

1997

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Devised

TRIO

1996

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Devised with Trilogy

ALL THAT FALL

1996

BAC

AS DIRECTOR

Samuel Beckett

SAM SHEPARD SEASON

1996

BAC

AS PRODUCER

Sam Shepard

CHERRY ORCHARD

1994

Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Maly Theatre

REAL TIME

1993

British Tour

AS PRODUCER

Tmu-Na Theatre

ESHU'S FAUST

1992

Arts Theatre, Cambridge

AS PRODUCER

Gabriel Gbadamosi

TOM TOM

1987

Stage of Fools

AS WRITER / ADAPTOR

With Nick Vivian

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

BRISTOL PROMS

Bristol Old Vic

Festival of world class music and integrated digital technology