Having trained as an actor musician, Tom Attwood now works as a composer, music director and sound designer for theatre, alongside his education work.
Credits include music, performance and sound work at The National Theatre, Watermill Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Paines Plough. Also international work in Frankfurt and on Broadway.
At Rose Bruford, he teaches music (including composition, arranging and musical direction) on the undergraduate Actor Musician programme.
Music (including composition, arranging and musical direction)
Format: Qual – Institution (year)
BA (Hons) Actor – Musicianship, Rose Bruford College 2002
Composition and Sound credits include Skellig (Composer/Sound Design, Nottingham Playhouse); Jerusalem (Sound Design/MD: Watermill Theatre); Holes (Composer: Nottingham Playhouse & UK Tour); Mr & Mrs Nobody; Tonight at 8:30; Tomorrow at Noon (Sound Design: Jermyn Street Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Sound Design: Cambridge Arts Theatre); Murder for Two (Music Director & Co-Sound Designer: Watermill, The Other Palace & UK Tour); Handbagged; The Picture of Dorian Gray (English Theatre Frankfurt); The Silence at the Song’s End (Edinburgh Festival); Stig of the Dump (UK Tour); As You Like It; Beauty And The Beast (Creation Theatre Oxford); The Game of Love and Chance; Larisa and the Merchants (Arcola Theatre).
Musical Director credits include Camelot (Orchestrator & Musical Supervisor: Watermill Theatre); Kiss Me Kate (Orchestrator & Musical Supervisor: Watermill); Murder for Two (Music Director & Co-Sound Designer: Watermill, The Other Palace & UK Tour); Cabaret; Jekyll & Hyde; Ghost the Musical (Musical Supervisor/Arranger: English Theatre Frankfurt); Dick Whittington; Beauty & the Beast; Peter Pan (Musical Director: Theatre Royal Winchester); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate Northampton); Monster Raving Loony (Soho Theatre & Theatre Royal Plymouth); Hopelessly Devoted (Birmingham Rep, Paines Plough, Tricycle & UK Tour); The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough, Roundabout Season); From Up Here (Perfect Pitch Musicals, South Hill Park Arts Centre); The Kissing Dance; Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street Theatre); Saturday Night (Jermyn Street Theatre, Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Windsor).
As Musical Director and performer: A Christmas Carol; 101 Dalmatians; Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough); Cole(Yvonne Arnaud Guildford); The Invisible Woman (Film, Headline Pictures); Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep); Sweeney Todd (Octagon Theatre Bolton); The Habit of Art (National Theatre & UK Tour); The History Boys (National Theatre, West End, Broadway, UK & International Tour).