Tom is a highly experienced lighting programmer with experience in lots of different genres and scales of performance. These include Concerts, Major Events, Touring, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Corporate Events among others. With experience in all sizes of performance from Stadium Shows, to Arena Shows, to Theatre Shows, there is no project too big or small. He was recently one of the lighting programmers for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies.
He has programmed a vast number of shows in venues such as the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, The O2 Arena and Wembley Arena in London and even as far afield as the Salt Lake Stadium in India and various ice rink arenas in Canada for a tour of Peter Pan. Other prestigious venues include the likes of London’s Royal Albert Hall where he has programmed and designed many of his own shows, whilst also programming for LD Richard Rhys Thomas.
Tom originally started out in musical theatre/theatre and it is a genre he continues to enjoy working in today. Recent theatre credits include "Schikaneder" (for LD Paul Pyant) in Vienna, “The Roof” (for LD Jon Clark) which opened on the South Bank in London before touring, and Hot Stuff at the CURVE Theatre in Leicester for which he was the video programmer.
He has built up a reputation for not only being a fast, reliable and responsive programmer, but also for his in-depth knowledge of Timecode and Show Control Systems which many of the projects he works on utilise. As productions get more complex, with lots of productions using timecode and show control systems, Tom’s experience in this field proves invaluable.
Whilst recognised as a specialist and established GrandMA2 programmer, he also programs (and is fluent in) the ETC EOS family of consoles.