Tom NeillCategory: Actors
Tom grew up in Berkshire, taking drama and music lessons and performing with community groups. He trained in Music with Theatre Studies at Huddersfield University.
He has a long association with Blackeyed Theatre and previous acting credits with the company include the UK tours of The Cherry Orchard, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Oh What A Lovely War, the latter affording the additional reward of meeting with Brian Murphy, one of the cast of Joan Littlewood’s original show.
Other theatre work includes the no.1 tour of Britten’s Death In Venice in a beautiful setting by Yoshi Oida (Opera North), pioneering site-specific works Don’t Look Back at Somerset House (dreamthinkspeak) and 1000 Revolutions Per Moment (Periplum). He has toured to primary, secondary and special educational needs schools, and last Christmas around care homes (for Tickled Pink) as well as playing in pantomime for several companies.
Tom is also a theatre director, musician, composer and script writer, recently adapting the stage première of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Pentameters), composing The Refuge (for Beautiful Creatures) and recording More Than You Can Eat, the debut album of folk-soul-jazz collective The Herberts.
Tom lives in Bracknell where he volunteers for the local Labour Party. He currently supports the campaign for global access to clean water by donating a tenth of his income to Wateraid UK.