Tom Gill

Spoken Word Artist | Actor | Singer-Songwriter

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“If you plant a seed, and treat it like the dirt it's surrounded by... it'll grow ugly, like me...”

Carrying the weight of the world in his J.D Sport bag, a working class lad trades his council estate for a one way ticket out of Salford...

Combining spoken word, comedy, and original songs, genre busting GROWING PAINS goes on a journey from heartache to redemption, against the backdrop of Ladbrokes, broke lads, and shit dads.

GROWING PAINS was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. The production enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim.  Backed by House Theatre, the show toured the UK in 2017/18 having been published by Play Dead Press. 

CREATIVES

Written and Performed by Tom Gill

Directed by Matthew Landers

Music & Sound Production by Ewan Phillips



Growing Pains - The EP
5.00

The Growing Pains EP features original songs and spoken word from the critically acclaimed production of Growing Pains, as well as a bonus track from the original script! 

Tracklist:

1. Long Walk Home

2.Boundary Stone Pub

3. These Days

4. Sick (Bonus Track)

5. Beth Green (London Tube Bars)

6. My Mind

7. Grey With The Duffer

 

 

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Press Reviews

 FIVE STARS

★★★★★
"Tom’s script is meticulously moulded. He has mastered the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity”- Broadway Baby broadwaybaby.com/shows/growing-pains/713788
★★★★★
"As fresh and original as they come... phenomenal"- Reviews Hub http://www.thereviewshub.com/tom-gill-growing-pains-new-wolsey-studio-ipswich/
★★★★★
"Genuine and raw. A must see!" Theatre Smart http://www.theatresmart.com/edinburgh-fringe-reviews-2016.html#Growing_Pains
★★★★★
"Compelling, funny, intense, involving and so much more"-Quotidian Times https://thequotidiantimes.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/growing-pains/
★★★★★
"A one man tour-de-force"- Edinburgh 49 https://edinburgh49.org/2016/08/09/3-review-growing-pains-underbelly-cowgate-5-28-aug-16-30-1hr/
★★★★★
"An ingeniously written must-see"- North West End http://www.northwestend.co.uk/index.php/professional-reviews/manchester/1826-growing-pains-by-tom-gill-royal-exchange-manchester

FOUR STARS

★★★★
"Ambitious and vivid"- The Stage https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/growing-pains-review-at-underbelly-edinburgh/
★★★★
"Incredibly accomplished... a breath of fresh air! - The Scotsman https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/theatre-review-growing-pains-1-4210538