GROWING PAINS is Tom's debut solo show commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre.

Written in verse and featuring original songs, this genre busting production premiered at Edinburgh Festival  before touring the UK in 2017/2018 with House Theatre. 

A semi-autobiographical play-come-musical, Growing Pains tells the story of a young lads  journey from heartache to redemption, against the backdrop of Ladbrokes, broke lads, and shit dads. 

 Combining comedy, spoken word, music and theatre, the show was winner of Ideas Tap Innovators award 2016, and published in 2018 by Playdead Press.

Directed by Matthew Landers

Music Production by Ewan Phillips

Technical Support by Mishi Bikesi



"Tom’s script is meticulously moulded. He has mastered the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity”

Broadway Baby 



"As fresh and original as they come... phenomenal" 

Reviews Hub



"Genuine and raw. A must see!" 

Theatre Smart



"Compelling, funny, intense, involving and so much more"

Quotidian Times 


"A one man tour-de-force" 

Edinburgh 49 



"An ingeniously written must-see"

 North West End



"Ambitious and vivid"

The Stage



"Incredibly accomplished... a breath of fresh air! 

The Scotsman

AUDIENCE REACTION at Edinburgh Festival