KEPOW! Theatre and Veritas Theatre in association with Park Theatre present

Beneath The Blue Rinse

By Tom Glover


Glen was founder and first Artistic Director of London Bubble Theatre Company (1972-1979), Chung-Ying Theatre Company, Hong Kong (1979-1982) and Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre, Liverpool (1982-1989). Alongside founding and developing theatre projects, a freelance career has included directing many productions in the UK and abroad.

Major regional theatre productions include Sheffield Crucible, Coventry Belgrade, Nottingham Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic. London theatres include Royal Court, Bush, Greenwich, Tricycle and Aldwych. Touring productions include Cambridge Theatre Company, Bill Kenwright Ltd and English Shakespeare Company (1990/91 production of Comedy of Errors) toured UK, Jerusalem Festival, the Ukraine and Moscow).

International productions (in corresponding languages) include: Blood Brothers for Shownote Ltd in South Korea, Rhinoceros Cameri Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Hebrew); Romeo and Juliet - Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Hong Kong (Cantonese); Blood Brothers - Deutsches-Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, West Germany (German); Tugau - Rumpun Seri Drama Sarawak, Borneo (Bahasa-Melanau); Prometheus - Epidaurus Festival, Epidaurus Amphitheatre, Greece (Greek) (also toured Greece and Canada); five Shakespeare productions for Rhyming Theatre Company, Tokyo and Blood Brothers for Shochiku Company, Tokyo and Nagoya (Japanese).

Last year Glen directed Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, starring Jodie Prenger, in a major tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the play. She also co-directed the Veritas production of Spiral at the Park Theatre in August 2018, which gained numerous 4 star reviews.

Tom trained at Hull University (BA Hons Drama Degree) and under the tutelage of David Edgar at Birmingham University (MA in Playwriting).

Stage plays include: Born to Be Mild (Yvonne Arnaud Studio, Guildford); A Stevie Wonder-Related Incident (Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter); Wet Bread (Kings Head); England Expects (The Curve, Leicester); Lights, Camera, Walkies (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh); No Horizons (Amy Jonson Festival, Hull); Verity Tibbs, Mrs (C Venues, Edinburgh). His show Bin and Gone is currently touring the UK, following sell out performances and rave reviews at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Tom was the winner of the BBC Trans-Comedy Award, runner-up for the BBC All Mixed Up Sitcom Award and a 2018 Rocliffe/BAFTA Sitcom Winner - he currently has several shows in development with various independent television companies. His short film Textual Relationship played at national and international film festivals in 2017/2018, winning Best Film and Best Comedy awards.