ABOUT THOM

Thom is one of the most exciting young directors currently working in the UK. Having been nominated for three consecutive Evening Standard Awards, he won Best Director 2011 at the Off West End Awards for Me And Juliet at the Finborough Theatre. His Southwark Playhouse production of Titanic won many awards including both the WhatsOnStage and Off West End Awards for Best Production.

Thom is currently directing the Broadway-bound production of Titanic, which opens at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre in July. He is also writing a stage musical, adapted from the film, The Smallest Show On Earth with the music of Irving Berlin.

Other credits include: Titanic (Southwark Playhouse); Carnival Of The Animals (Riverside Studios); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arts Ed); Victor/Victoria (Southwark Playhouse); Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse - longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2012, nominated for 13 Broadway World UK Awards and 6 Off West End Awards); Merrily We Roll Along (Guildhall); Noël & Gertie (Cockpit); Parade (Southwark Playhouse - longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2011, nominated, whatsonstage.com Award for Best Musical Revival 2012, Off West End Award for Best Musical Production 2012); State Fair (Finborough & Trafalgar Studios); Daisy Pulls It Off, The Diary of Anne Frank, Call Me Madam (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); The Full Monty (New Players); Hobson’s Choice (Broadway Theatre, Catford), Hello Jerry!, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Landor); I Sing, Divorce Me Darling!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Pyjama Game, all-male adaptations of HMS Pinafore and The Mikado (Union).

"...a miniature marvel in Thom Southerland's clever, energetic staging. It had me beaming from ear to ear.”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (State Fair)

"Southerland once again directs with audacious panache...”

Sam Marloe, The Times (Me & Juliet)

"Theatre at its wittiest, snappiest and most thoroughly enjoyable in town..”

Michael Coveny, What’s On Stage (The Pajama Game)

CREDITS

  • 2014
  • Titanic

    2014

    Toronto & Broadway
    Director

  • Smallest Show On Earth

    2014

    Workshop, Writer and Director

  • 2013
  • Titanic

    2013

    Southwark Playhouse
    Director

  • Carnival of the Animals

    2013

    Riverside Studios
    Director

  • Spelling Bee

    2013

    Arts Educational Schools
    Director

  • Daisy Pulls It Off

    2013

    Upstairs At The Gatehouse
    Director

  • Carnival of the Animals (Workshop)

    2013

    Riverside Studios
    Director

  • 2012
  • Victor/Victoria

    2012-2013

    Southwark Playhouse
    Director

  • Mack and Mabel

    2012

    Southwark Playhouse
    Director

  • 2011
  • Noël & Gertie

    2011

    Cockpit Theatre
    Director

  • Parade

    2011

    Southwark Playhouse
    Director

  • The Diary Of Anne Frank

    2011

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • 2010
  • Carousel

    2010

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • Me and Juliet (European Premiere)

    2010

    Finborough Theatre
    Director

  • State Fair

    2010

    Trafalgar Studios
    Director

  • Hobson's Choice

    2010

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • 2009
  • Dick Whittington

    2009

    Cochrane Theatre
    Director

  • The Full Monty

    2009

    New Players Theatre
    Director

  • State Fair (European Premiere)

    2009

    Finborough Theatre
    Director

  • The Full Monty

    2009

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • Call Me Madam

    2009

    Upstairs At The Gatehouse
    Director

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (UK Premiere)

    2009

    Landor Theatre
    Director

  • Rent

    2009

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • The Diary Of Anne Frank

    2009

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • 2008
  • Mack and Mabel

    2008

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • The Mikado

    2008

    Union Theatre
    Director

  • Oklahoma!

    2008

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • The Pajama Game

    2008

    Union Theatre
    Director

  • Annie Get Your Gun

    2008

    Union Theatre
    Director

  • 2007
  • Bent

    2007

    Broadway Theatre, Catford
    Director

  • HMS Pinafore

    2007

    Union Theatre
    Director

  • 2006
  • I Sing! (European Premiere)

    2006

    Union Theatre
    Director

"Southerland has not only mounted a heartfelt, touching revival, he has done so on the handkerchief-size playing area of the Finborough, where he stages a mini-hoedown that raises the roof”

Rhoda Koeing, The Independent (State Fair)

"Bouncy and ebullient... Southerland achieves miracles”

Michael Billington, The Guardian (State Fair)

"Meltingly good... the musical’s charms are proudly displayed like the back teeth of a prize hog.”

Lucy Powell, Time Out (State Fair)

GALLERY

  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Titanic
    Southwark Playhouse, 2013
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Victor / Victoria
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012/13
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Mack and Mabel
    Southwark Playhouse, 2012
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Nöel & Gertie
    Cockpit Theatre, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Parade
    Southwark Playhouse, 2011
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Me and Juilet
    Finbourgh Theatre, 2010
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Me and Juilet
    Finbourgh Theatre, 2010
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Me and Juilet
    Finbourgh Theatre, 2010
  • Thom Southerland Gallery
    Me and Juilet
    Finbourgh Theatre, 2010

"Every time I see a Thom Southerland production, I think he has peaked too early in his career, only to be proved wrong when his next piece is even better.”

Southwark News (Mack and Mabel)

"Southerland is making an increasingly well-argued case to be the best young theatre director around and so he proves once more here, with another delightful production.”

Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard (The Pajama Game)

"Not only the best show I’ve seen on the fringe, but maybe the best show I’ve seen this year.”

Joshua Hawker, London Metro (Bent)

CONTACT

Representation (UK):

Grantham & Hazeldine
Suite 315, The Linen Hall,
162-168 Regent Street,
London. W1B 5TD.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7038 3737 / 373

Email: granthamhazeldine@talk21.com

Representation (USA):

Di Glazer - ICM Partners
730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Tel: +1 212-556-6820

Mob: +1 516-840-4681

Email: dglazer@icmpartners.com