Photos of Tim

Educated: Oxford University 1979-82

Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 1985 –1986 (Director’s Course)



In development


Hybrid memoir

Bath and UK Tour

Bamberg, Germany


Colchester and UK tour




In development

The book of a musical


In development

In development

In development


God’s Daughter

The Quickest Light






Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto


Douze Points!

Mansfield Park

In development

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and tour (2012 and 2013)


Salisbury Playhouse



Orange Tree Theatre

Factory Theatre Company


National Theatre Studio, Reading (Bruntwood nominated 2011)




Hampstead Theatre


York, Salisbury + tour, Keswick, Chicago revival in 2013, Touring the UK again in 2017

Drill Hall

Pre 2005:

The One You Love


Last Night At Club Kali

The Loving Thing

Pomp and Circumstance

Royal Court + Deutsches Theater, Berlin

Vaudeville Theatre


  • Dora Mavor Moore award 2014 nominaee for PIG (Writer).
  • Lawrence Olivier Award nominee for EASY VIRTUE and THE BROWNING VERSION and HARLEQUINADE (Director).
  • Bruntwood award 2011 nominee for A MAP OF THE REGION (Writer).

He is currently in pre-production for We Will Rock You which will open in Milan in the autumn.

As a director, Tim’s productions have been seen in the West End, all over the UK, On and Off Broadway (Artist Descending A Staircase at the Helen Hayes Theatre and When She Danced at the Playwrights’ Horizons), and in the Netherlands, Japan and at the National Theatre in Sweden.

His London directing credits include Hungry Ghosts (Orange Tree Theatre), Easy Virtue (Garrick), Private Lives (Aldwych), Artist Descending A Staircase (Duke of York’s), The Browning Version and Harlequinade (Royalty), EuroVision (Vaudeville), Relative Values (Savoy), The Second World (LAMDA), Parade (Mountview), When She Danced (Kings Head and RADA), Cracks (Kings Head), Snow Orchid and Salvation (both at The Gate) and The One You Love (Royal Court at the Ambassadors).

Outside London, Tim has directed five shows for the Chichester Festival Theatre, five for the Salisbury Playhouse as well as many tours of the UK. He has directed at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Leeds Playhouse, Watford Palace and several other regional theatres.

Recently, Tim has directed Bonnie & Clyde at Mountview, The English Game at LAMDA, The Green Bay Tree at Jermyn Street Theatre, The Little Hut with Janie Dee on tour, A Lie of the Mind at RADA, The Taming of the Shrew at the University of Southern Florida, The Rat Trap at the Finborough Theatre in London, and co-directed with Alan Ayckbourn Intimate Exchanges at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough – a collection of plays, all of which subsequently transferred to New York.


  • Dora Mavor Moore award 2014 nominaee for PIG (Writer).
  • Lawrence Olivier Award nominee for EASY VIRTUE and THE BROWNING VERSION and HARLEQUINADE (Director).
  • Bruntwood award 2011 nominee for A MAP OF THE REGION (Writer).
Published Work

Original full length plays (Stage)

Stage adaptations

Edited plays

Interviews with Tim

A Map of the Region



Extract from a letter by Kevin Wallace, the Lord of the Rings producer, April 2002

Tim has an insight and wit that he brings to his work that disarms the cynic through very specific direction that has a strong sense of period, whilst being rooted in truth of character, situation and intention. His direction is light. He has a great sense of comedy. He is classy, witty, a very accomplished playwright and a charismatic leader.

Extract from a letter by Colin Blumenau, Artist Director at The Production Exchange, November 2014. Colin Blumenau recommendation.

Tim is a writer of real talent and dedication with the tools of the trade to match. Working with him as a director of theatre I have found him a complete delight and inspiration to work with. He is a rare combination of a writer who has a unique and authentic voice with a pragmatist who understands that things beyond his control [time, budgets etc] will always shape a piece he has written for production. This is no small part due to his experience as a director of repute that has given him this significant appreciation of his chosen medium.