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Tom Basden

Tom Basden is a writer, actor and stand-up comedian. He has been BAFTA nominated four times for his TV writing, credits for which include episodes of Peep Show, Fresh Meat and The Wrong Mans, as well as the sitcoms Here We Go and The Plebs, in which he also starred. As a stage actor he has appeared in Party at the Arts Theatre and in Sydney, Joseph K at the Gate, There is a War (National Theatre), Holes (Edinburgh Festival and the Arcola), and The Crocodile (at Manchester International Festival). As if that is not enough, he has also won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for his stand-up shows.

Tom’s acclaimed adaptation of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist¬†enjoyed triumphant runs at Sheffield Theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith and the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Photo by David Bennett

Recommended Play(s)

Tom recommended The Effect by Lucy Prebble.