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Head shot Tom Harvey 2015
Head shot of Tom Harvey 1972
Head shot of Tom Harvey 1968
Head shot Tom Harvey 1964

Tom’s plays are dark and bold, confrontational and funny, he works hard to keep his plays popular and accessible.

Tom wrote his first play the same age as William Shakespeare wrote his last, and there the similarity ends. Tom’s first play, POOL, won the Jack Theatre’s new writing prize and was produced there.  He went on to write the verbatim play ABOUT LAST NIGHT on the 2017 general election, which was performed at the Arcola, directed by Shane Dempsey with Monica Dolan and Helen Belbin.

Tom's plays include, HOW TO LOVE FOREVER selected for a reading by the Dramatist's Guild of America, THE NATURE OF GRAVITY which had a reading at Soho Theatre, CASSANDRA, workshopped at Salisbury Playhouse, BULLET READY, read at Soho Theatre, INTO THE DARKNESS and MIND THE GAP a comedy about suicide and his own bipolar journey.

Tom wrote book and lyrics for the musical LYDIA about Henri Matisse’s final muse Lydia Delectorskaya, with composer Ken Bolam. The television version of the story was optioned by Freemantle owned Fontoram in France.

Tom’s short plays have been performed around London at The Park, The Jack, 503, Arts Theatre, White Bear, Southwark Playhouse, RADA studios and The Cockpit. HER was selected for the ONE Festival at The Space and the FREE festival at Southwark Playhouse. 

Tom was diagnosed late in his career with mild bipolar disorder, to which he attributes most his success.

When he's not writing Tom works as a creative consultant and board member. He rides round London on bikes and buses, often with family and dog alongside.

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