Photos of Tim

Educated: Oxford University 1979-82

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



Western Alliance

Learning German (badly)

New play, in progress

Non-fiction comic diary (book)


In development (book)



The Tree

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).

Last year’s Italian tour of We Will Rock You now extends into 2020! ( I have recently directed the Restoration project at Drama Studio London with a version of The Man of Mode I adapted into an hour’s showcase.

As a director, Tim’s productions have been seen in the West End, all over the UK and internationally. In New York, he directed Artist Descending A Staircase at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway and When She Danced at the Playwrights’ Horizons, Off-Broadway. In the Netherlands his productions include The Homecoming, in Japan The Merchant of Venice and Volpone, and his work has been seen at various venues in Sweden, including the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stadsteatern and Riksteatern (California Suite, The Importance of Being Earnest, Seasons Greetings and Communicating Doors). Tim’s recent production of We Will Rock You is currently touring major venues in Italy.

In London, Tim’s 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 Merchant of Venice and Volpone (Lyric Hammersmith), The Second World (LAMDA), Parade (Mountview), When She Danced (Kings Head and RADA), Bubi Doll (E15) Cracks (Kings Head), Snow Orchid and Salvation (both at The Gate) and The One You Love (Royal Court at the Ambassadors). In opera, Tim directed La Belle Hélène at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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

Recently, he directed The Green Bay Tree at the Jermyn Street Theatre, The Rat Trap at the Finborough Theatre, The Little Hut with Janie Dee on tour, Poppy, A Lie of the Mind and When She Danced at RADA, The English Game and Macbeth at LAMDA, Parade and Bonnie & Clyde at Mountview and The Taming of the Shrew at the University of Southern Florida. With Alan Ayckbourn, he co-directed 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.