Tom Gill

Spoken Word Artist | Actor | Singer-Songwriter


“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. 


Written and Performed by Tom Gill

Directed by Matthew Landers

Music & Sound Production by Ewan Phillips

Growing Pains - The EP

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! 


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


"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