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Tom Lishman

Tom’s work in the West End has included The Caretaker, Pete And Dud Come Again, Medea, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Brief Lives, Twelve Angry Men, The Gin Game, Taking Sides, A Letter of Resignation, Life Support, The Hothouse, The Rivals, Vita and Virginia, Hobson’s Choice and Rope.
He designed sound for Ashes to Ashes (Royal Court); The Great Game: Afghanistan, Not Black & White, Broken Glass, Women Power & Politics and Greta Garbo Came To Donegal (Tricycle); I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio); A Tainted Dawn, Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job and A British Subject (Edinburgh Festival); The Farm, Those Magnificent Men and The Falling Sky (New Perspectives); The Man Next Door (Hoipolloi), and four seasons of operas for Grange Park Opera, as well as productions for repertory theatres including Guildford, Windsor, Farnham, Bristol, Chester, Cheltenham and Derby, and many national tours.
Tom has created almost 60 sound designs for Chichester Festival Theatre.


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Stage premiere based on the book by Janet Frame
National rural tour Autumn 2020
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's hilarious and surreal story for 3 - 7yrs and families
 A New Perspectives and Unicorn co-production, available for Christmas 2020/Spring 2021


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Dame Rosemary Squire becomes patron  Find out more
A provocative trio of performances exploring the changing state of the human spirit Find out more