Tom Wilson – originally from Salford, Greater Manchester, has lived and worked in York for just over 12 years. He played in a rock and roll band for a few years and then studied drama/theatre and became a drama teacher after stints acting and writing, for TV, film, radio and theatre.
Tom spent over twenty five years living in London and working with the homeless and individuals with drug and alcohol problems as an outreach worker and he has also worked as a project worker in the mental health field along with ex prisoners. Tom has so far Produced and Directed four professional theatre productions, two of which were self penned. Tom has been performing stand up comedy for the last few years as well writing comedy for television. Tom also paints and has had three art exhibitions and has had poetry published. He has been teaching drama for over ten years, he studied at Dartington college of arts and also attended Lee Strasbergs actors studio in London.
More recently Tom took one of his own shows (Sugar Kane, a play about the late Sarah Kane) to the Edinburgh festival last year and also performed stand up comedy there too.
Tom has loved the concept of radio broadcasting since he used to listen to Radio Luxemberg (208) i am told. And he was also a huge fan of Manchester’s own Piccadilly radio (261) which produced talent like James Stanage, Andy Peebles and Gary Davis to name but a few. Apparently they had some young kid there making the tea in his early days called Chris Evans.
Tom still teaches occasionally and has just finished a screenplay about the halcyon days of his rock and roll band from Salford ‘The Parody’. I am told it is a dark comedy like Rita and Sue and Bob too meets Withnail and I.