Tommy trained at LAMDA. As associate director of puppetry for Handspring Puppet Company and the National Theatre he has directed the puppetry for five productions of War Horse in Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, London and the NT Live production in cinemas worldwide.
Theatre includes: Circus 1903 (UK Tour); Ariodante (Lyric Opera Chicago, Canadian Opera Company and Opera d’Aix en Provence); Ed Gar (Árvore); A Grande Viagem and Blossom (Casa da Música); Os Transportadores (Loulé, Porto and Tavira); A Fonte (Espinho International Puppetry Festival and Portugal tour); A Dog’s Heart (DNO); The First Hippo on the Moon (UK Tour); Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Glyndebourne and Royal Albert Hall); The Hit (Camden People’s Theatre); War Horse – China (Shanghai and Beijing); War Horse (New London Theatre); The Light Princess (National Theatre); War Horse – Toronto (Princess of Wales Theatre); Or You Could Kiss Me (National Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Chichester Festival); War Horse and Revengers Tragedy (National Theatre); The Butcher and the Thief (C Venues); Hamlet (Old Royal Observatory Garden) and Murder In The Cathedral (Hal Theatre).
Film includes: War Horse NT Live, Gravity, The Golden Compass, Moth, The Toughest Girl in the World and A Red Story.
Television includes: World War One Remembered: Passchendaele, Blair Rock Star, Doctors and The British Animal Honours.