Fred and Tom are the directors of
Brighton Youth Theatre
Fred was born and raised in Brighton. As a young man he was a member of the Brighton Dome Youth Theatre, under the guidance of David Oyelowo and his company. Fred trained as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has since returned to direct on the PAC course and the international summer school.
Fred’s directing and teaching credits include: Voice, Movement & Improvisation teacher at the New York Film Academy. Course Director on the PAC course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Course Director on the International Summer School at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Director at the Fontainebleau School of Acting.
Acting credits include: This House (National Theatre), Henry V (Michael Grandage Company/West End), The Silver Tassie (National Theatre), As You Like It (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), The Deep Blue Sea (Watermill Theatre), Merlin (The Nuffield Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Brighton Dome Youth Theatre), Man Of Mode (Brighton Dome Youth Theatre). Television credits includes: Inside the Titanic (Discovery Channel) Secret Diary of a Call (ITV).
Tom was born and raised in London. He worked for several years as a gardener before trying his hand at a local acting course, at 23 years old. Fortunately it was a great course (Questors) and the following year he applied and won a place at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Tom has since worked as a professional actor, teacher and director. His own fortunate experience has taught him how valuable a foundation training can be, and as such he was very keen to join Fred in his ambition of establishing such a training in Brighton.
Tom's directing and teaching credits include: Drama tutor at Mill Hill School. Private acting tutor. Guest teacher at the Fontainebleau School of Acting. Director, PAC course, GSMD. Course Director, International Summer School, GSMD.
Acting credits include: Twelfth Night (UK tour), Silent Night (UK tour), East of Berlin (Southwark Playhouse), Religion and Anarchy (Jermyn Street), Bash (Rag Factory) Television credits includes: Michael Parkinson: Masterclass with Simon Russell Beale (Sky Arts).