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Tom Powell


Tom is the 2020 playwright in residence at Pentabus Theatre Company and a participant of this year’s BBC Writers Academy.

As a student Tom won the OTR National Radio Drama Award and the Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize.  He is part of the Soho Writers Alumni Group and in 2015 he was shortlisted for the Soho Young Writers’ Award for his first play ‘the bear hunt’.  He has been shortlisted twice for the HighTide’s First Commissions programme.

He is published by Methuen/Bloomsbury.

Plays include:

Little Echoes                                                     2019
Hope Theatre, Islington
Dir: Stephen Bailey

★★★★  The Review Chap
‘…theatrical sophistication like this don’t come along every day’.

★★★★★  @GetTheChance4U     ★★★★ Theatre&Arts Review
★★★★ @pubtheatres1     ★★★★  @ActDrop

I Dare You                                                           2018
UK Tour – Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Theatre
Dir: Beth Shouler

“A web of a darkness and heartbreak told with unlikely humour and poetry.” Jane Upton – Playwright

“Playful and unsettling and beautiful and moving.” Barney Norris – novelist and playwright

I’m Telling You It Is                                                                             2018
The Miniaturists: Arcola Theatre, London

Unpossibiliting                                                                                   2017
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Short play, part of 6x6x6

White Light                                                                                         2017
Arcola Theatre
Part of the Playwrought festival of staged readings

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Ants                          2018
The Bunker Theatre
Pint Sized Octoberfest

Goodnight Mr Bear                                                                            2016
Etch / The Pleasance, Islington
Short play, Daily Plays

Autumn                                                                                              2016
Tristan Bates Theatre
Short Play, Significant Other

A Moment in the Air                                                                          2015
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Short play, part of 10 Minutes to…

The Fabulous Derek Alfrick                                                               2015
Southwark Playhouse
Short Play, State of Fear

The House at the End of the Road                                                    2015
Southwark Playhouse
Short Play, New Writing Night

Serengeti                                                                                            2015
Clapham Omnibus, Omniwrite

Who Decides?                                                                                     2015
Oval House
Original Commission for their youth programme in response to the 2015 general election

Gbadolite                                                                                           2015
The Vaults, London
Short play, Little Write Lies

The Mine Who Couldn’t Be Silent                                                    2015
Greenwich Theatre
Short play, LittleLineUp

The Butterfly Defect                                                                          2014
Theatre 503
Short Play, Rapid Write Response

the bear hunt                                                                                     2014
Soho Theatre, Goldsmith MA Showcase
Shortlisted for the Soho Young Writers’ Award 2015


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