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Tom Morris

Tom Morris 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, productions include: Swallows and AmazonsJuliet and Her Romeo, and Does My Society Look Big in This? and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also on International tour) with Handspring Puppet Company.

Tom Morris has also conceived and directed two landmark festivals during his time at Bristol Old Vic: 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 oversaw a major restoration and refurbishment of Britain’s oldest continuously working theatre – creating direct visibility from the street for the very first time.

For the National: 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);

Other productions include: The Meaning of Zong at the Barbican and Bristol Old Vic; The Death of Klinghoffer for ENO and the Metropolitan Opera; Disembodied, Newsnight: The Opera, Kombat Opera Klubneit, Home, Passions, Unsung, To The Island With The Goose, Macbeth, Oedipus The King, Othello Music, Trio, Jerry Springer: The Opera (as producer), Oogly Boogly (devised and directed) and All That Fall at Battersea Arts Centre; World Cup Final 1966, Jason and the Argonauts and Ben Hur (all co-written with Carl Heap) at Battersea Arts centre; Nights at the Circus and The Wooden Frock written with Emma Rice for Kneehigh.

(Updated March 2023)