Hello, I love music, performing and collaborating and building nice relationships and have done so for the last 18 years.
Read more about my history below...


It began here, sort of. I drop out of my Theatre BA course and work in a health food shop in Falmouth, Cornwall


I start writing an essay and short story every day for two years


I start work experience for Miracle Theatre as a dresser and Assistant Stage Manager. I attend a clowning course in Spain for a month and decide to join the circus


I enrol at Circomedia, Bristol and trained to be a Clown, also specialising in Physical Theatre and Equilibristics and Manipulation (Juggling)


For my final showcase at Bristol Old Vic Theatre, I sing and play guitar on stage whilst clowning. I discover this is something I enjoy very much: music, comedy and pathos all mixed together


For my final showcase at Bristol Old Vic Theatre, I sing and play guitar on stage whilst clowning. I discover this is something I enjoy very much: music, comedy and pathos all mixed together


I am now a jobbing performer living in London and gain employment with dance companies, theatre companies and I begin to hone my comedy songwriting skills at some open mic nights


I tour the Fringe Festivals of Canada (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver) with Harriet Plewis and Matthew Bellwood and our devised comedy theatre show lecture The Package It Came In. 


For the next five years, I now focus on my solo musical comedy act which is called 'Tom Adams'. From beginning on open mic nights, honing comedy songs and trying to get a presentable ten minutes, to performing on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends and supporting Simon Munnery on his national tour and bringing touring two solo comedy shows to Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 (Tom Adams: Dropped as a Child) and 2010 (Tom Adams Can't Come - Winner of Mervyn Stutter 'Spirit of the Fringe' Award) and with three solo comedy shows Battersea Arts Centre.
I enjoyed most of it. I have always and still do, love the immediacy of stand up comedy, the sense of oneness with an audience. The hard times were harder because I did not have anyone to share it with. During my time in the comedy world, I wondered where my endgame was. I didn't want to do panel shows and I got lonely, I love collaborating. I love being in a room with funny, talented, supportive people and sadly the pressure of being funny all the time on my own was too much to handle.
So, I just stopped doing gigs. Then, I met Laura Mugridge...


Theatremaker and comedian, Laura Mugridge got in touch with me as she'd seen my Edinburgh show and wondered if I'd like to sit in a room with her for a week as she developed her new theatre show The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike. What followed is a wonderful long collaboration over lots of different theatre shows over the next few years including Still Score, Tony and Mike, Howl at the Moon, The Lesser Sun, My Dad, the Magician and Bookish.
We just made each other laugh and her supportive, caring nature means that any idea is tried out and played with. She helped me transfer from stand up comedy to Arts Council supported projects that could be financially viable as an artist. I felt like I could still make the shows I wanted to mae and that didn't necessarily fit onto the comedy circuit. They could go somewhere else.

I am 40 years old and in 2003 I trained at Circomedia, Bristol to be a clown. As part of my end of year show I ended up playing guitar lots and singing and this made me realise that I love music, telling stories and making people laugh more than I do juggling. I then started performing on the comedy circuit as a musical comedian, winning a Mervyn Stutter 'Spirit of the Fringe' Award 2010, taking 3 solo comedy shows to Battersea Arts Centre (Dropped as Child, Can't Come & Gentle Songs) and performing on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. I now compose music for various theatre and film projects and have collaborated on 35 productions.