Tom Littler

Tom Littler Portrait


Tom is the Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.

Current and future projects include the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s adaptation of MISS JULIE (Theatre by the Lake, Jermyn Street); and JEKYLL AND HYDE (English Theatre Frankfurt).

Recent productions include: THE BLINDING LIGHT (Jermyn Street); THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (English Theatre Frankfurt); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Guildford Shakespeare Company); the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s Strindberg adaptation DANCES OF DEATH (Gate Theatre); MERIT (Finborough Theatre); MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Cambridge Arts Theatre); AS YOU LIKE IT (Creation Theatre Company, Oxford); THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Guildford Shakespeare Company); THE GLASS MENAGERIE; OTHER DESERT CITIES; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (English Theatre Frankfurt); ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR (The Mill at Sonning); TWELFTH NIGHT (Guildford Shakespeare Festival); MARTINE (Finborough); A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Menier Chocolate Factory Productions at the Central Theatre, Budapest – Hungarian-language remount of Trevor Nunn’s production); DEAR LIAR (Vienna’s English Theatre), AS YOU LIKE IT (Guildford Shakespeare Company), THE LIVING ROOM (Jermyn Street Theatre), GOOD GRIEF (Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour), TOMFOOLERY (Frinton), SHIVERMAN (Theatre 503); BLOODY POETRY (Jermyn Street Theatre); ANTIGONE (Southwark Playhouse); J.T. Rogers’ MADAGASCAR (Theatre 503); Bryony Lavery’s ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES (Arcola Theatre); Stephen Sondheim’s ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (Jermyn Street Theatre) and SATURDAY NIGHT (Arts Theatre, West End, and Theatre Royal Windsor after a transfer from Jermyn Street, Time Out Critic’s Choice); Charles Wood’s JINGO: A FARCE OF WAR (Finborough), two series of Forgotten Classics readings, including plays by Byron, Eliot, Woolf, Osborne and Dickens (King’s Head Theatre); Ethel Smyth’s opera THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE; H.H Davies’ comedy THE MOLLUSC; T.S. Eliot’s THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK (Finborough); Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION (Edinburgh, Scotsman Critic’s Choice); DEATH IS CATCHING, ONE FOR THE ROAD, MR AND MRS NOBODY (Frinton) and SIX/SEVEN and DAVID HARE – A RETROSPECTIVE (HighTide Festival); as Guest Director at Mountview Academy: CAROUSEL and THE VIRTUOSO.

As Associate Director: KISS ME KATE (Chichester Festival Theatre), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick), FLARE PATH (West End), ASPECTS OF LOVE (Menier Chocolate Factory). Tom was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, working with Peter Hall on THE BROWNING VERSION and SWAN SONG (UK tour), A DOLL’S HOUSE (Bath and Kingston), THE VORTEX and LITTLE NELL (Theatre Royal Bath). He was associate or assistant to a range of directors including Alan Strachan, Laurence Boswell, Belinda Lang, James Conway and Peter Gill.

Tom was Artistic Director and founder of Primavera Productions, which produced numerous new plays and rediscoveries in London and elsewhere from 2006 until 2016, alongside a programme of rehearsed readings and development work. He has also been Associate Director of Theatre503 from 2012 until 2016. At Theatre503, he curated the ‘Playwright Presents’ events, in which new writers (including Chris Urch) were mentored by renowned playwrights, including Caryl Churchill.

Tom’s work has received numerous Critic’s Choice Awards and OffWestEnd nominations, including for Best Director (three times) and Best Production (three times). In 2014, his production of MARTINE at the Finborough was nominated for a record seven OffWestEnd awards.

Tom has a first class degree in English from Oxford University, and an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University.

16 November 2017

MISS JULIE opens at Jermyn Street Theatre

MISS JULIE opens at Jermyn Street Theatre

MISS JULIE, in a new version by Howard Brenton, opened on the 15th November at Jermyn Street Theatre, having previously opened at Theatre By The Lake this summer. It is directed by MLR’s Tom Littler, who is also the Artistic Director of Jermyn Street.

The Evening Standard ★★★★★

“many delights of Tom Littler’s production”

“An unexpected treat of the highest order.”

The Guardian ★★★★

“a very classy production by Tom Littler”

“this is Strindberg played with absolute fidelity”

The Observer ★★★★

“Miss Julie remains riveting. Tom Littler’s production of this new text by playwright Howard Brenton shows why.”

“the play as real and sensational now as ever and as socially and politically pertinent.”

The Times ★★★★

“an absorbing production”

“There is a confidence about this production right from the start…tension starts to build from the very first sizzle” 

The Stage ★★★★

“Littler’s direction keeps the focus tight for this intense, and at times visceral, drama, whilst allowing his leads some flirtatious lightness”

“Intense, visceral and powerfully performed”