Tom Penn

Tom Penn

Theatre Maker

  • Location: Folkestone
  • Freelancer: Available

Tom Penn is a theatre maker and composer. He is a member of Little Bulb Theatre, and has collaborated extensively with companies including RashDash, Dancing Brick and The Paper Cinema. He has made independent work for Forest Fringe and Chris Thorpe, and is currently creating new work with Battersea Arts Centre.

As well as developing and creating his own work, Tom has collaborated extensively with a large number of varied artists and companies from around the country. Recent work includes with Little Bulb (Orpheus); RashDash (Snow White and Rose Red and The Ugly Sisters UK Tour); SlungLow (Stockton International Riverside Festival); The Paper Cinema (The Keys of Tobias Brown); Dancing Brick (Thumbelina's Great Big Adventure); Deafinitely Theatre (Love's Labours Lost at The Globe); Dom Coyote (Songs For The End of The World); Extraordinary Bodies (Weighting) and Seiriol Davies/Ovalhouse (How To Win Against History).

Tom has written six plays, including 'Some Things Are Lost', a solo show written for Forest Fringe/The Gate, Notting Hill, for a festival curated by Chris Thorpe. Other works include 'Alright, So Does Everyone Know What They're Doing' (Comissioned by Cambridge Junction and developed at Battersea Arts Centre) and 'Numbers From Prague' (European Association for Jewish Culture/Keystage Arts).

Tom was Musical Director for internationally acclaimed opera singer Charles Castronovo's UK premiere of 'Dolce Napoli', and is Musical Director for Babolin Theatre, a company devoted to giving school leavers the experience of devising and taking a show to Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a percussionist and singer he has performed throughout Europe, including concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral and Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, as well as on numerous occasions for the BBC.


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