Thom Tuck is an actor, writer and comedian, most recently seen in DOM The Play at Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Fringe (Bill Kenwright // Turbine Creatives), Shutters: A Lesbian Rock Opera for which he received an Offie Nomination for Best Supporting Performance In A Musical, and playing Hamish in the national tour of ‘The Play What I Wrote’ which was televised over Christmas 2022 on BBC4.
Television work includes The Crown (Netflix), Fresh Meat (Channel 4), Babylon (Channel 4), We Are Mongrels (BBC Three), Drifters (Channel 4) and Horrible Histories (CBBC). His work on the latter’s Shakespeare special helped the team win a BAFTA. Theatre includes Death of A Salesman (Royal & Derngate), Three Sisters (Southwark), Coalition (Spontaneity Shop), A Slight Ache (Pleasance), Courtroom Play (Treehouse), Gutted!: A Revenger’s Musical (Assembly Theatre) and an ongoing project performing Scaramouche Jones every ten years as he approaches the age of the titular character.
As a comedian, he was nominated Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe for his show Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD, which subsequently transferred to the Soho Theatre, was adapted for BBC Radio and has now been released on DVD. His other solo shows are Thom Tuck Flips Out, The Square Root of Minus One & An August Institution. He is also the co-creator of The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, Britain’s premier experimental comedy night.
In 2022 Thom brought ‘Thom Tuck and Tim FitzHigham: Macbeth’ to Edinburgh 2022, which was listed as one of ‘Stewart Lee’s Edinburgh 2022 Comedy Show Recommendations’ and one of
60 Best Shows To See At The Festival and Fringe 2022 in The Telegraph.
Thom is one third of the acclaimed sketch troupe The Penny Dreadfuls who have made two series for Radio 4 and seven audio dramas including adaptations of the Odyssey and Don Quixote. Other radio work includes Faust, Singlets & Doublets, Vanity Fair and being the regular host of Sketchorama (all BBC Radio 4).
“A treasure chest of accents and commanding use of his physicality” The List
“Always a captivating performer” The Observer
“A fantastic entertainer” The Scotsman
“The next David Mitchell” Mail on Sunday
“Fruity, befuddled and increasingly melancholy… a seductive experience” The Guardian
“Intellectual comedy at its finest” Chortle