Thomas Guthrie is an innovative and award-winning director, musician, actor and writer working with theatre, music, text and movement to tell stories that entertain, engage, and bind communities together to help give them identity. He is the founding artistic director of GOTcompany, and founder of the charity Music and Theatre for All.
Equally at home devising new theatrical and musical work, working with actors and singers, performing, singing and writing, Tom also works with non-professionals of all ages and backgrounds. Some of his most thrilling projects have been in this field, including with Streetwise Opera and the Royal Opera House, through whom he has inspired hundreds to connect with their inner Caruso and raise the roof. His production of Ludd and Isis, an opera commissioned to launch the ROH’s new Production Park in Thurrock, involving a cast of hundreds, including professionals and amateurs of all ages, was acclaimed as ‘one of the Royal Opera House’s grandest achievements’.
“Thomas Guthrie is hot news. His imagination knows no bounds”
Click here to see the Guardian’s recent photo essay on Tom’s Barbiere revival at ROH, 2016
Click here to watch Tom perform with Bjarte Eike’s Alehouse Boys on the BBC in 2016
Click here to watch a video on the making of the London premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Monster in the Maze conducted by Simon Rattle and directed by Tom from 2015
Click here to watch Tom’s appearance with puppet on Tom Service’s Schubertlab on Radio 3 from March 2012
Click here to read a full biography on the Percius website