Tom is an actor and writer, trained with the National Youth Theatre.
He most recently appeared in one-man-show Run at the Vault Festival. Previous theatre credits include Three Sisters at the Southwark Playhouse and Negril Beach at the Bush Theatre.
He recently co-developed and performed in Give Me Your Skin, with Oonagh Murphy, at the Battersea Arts Centre, and in After Orlando season at the Finborough Theatre, as part of the Vibrant Festival 2016.
Tom is currently nominated for an Off-West End Award for his performance in one-man-show Run, which recently finished at the Bunker Theatre. Give Me Your Skin, will return for a run at the Battersea Arts Centre in June 2017.
'Give Me Your Skin' returns to Battersea Arts Centre
Give Me Your Skin, which Tom Ross-Williams co-devised with Oonagh Murphy, as well as stars in, returns for a run at the Battersea Arts Centre June 2017.
Tom-Ross Williams nominated at the Off West End awards
Tom Ross-Williams has been nominated for Best Male at the Off-West End Awards 2017, for his performance as Yanni in one-man-show Run.
The production has also been nominated in the Best Production category.
Reviews for 'Run'
Reviews are in for Run, a one-man-show starring Tom Ross-Williams as Yonni.
The press on Tom and Run:
- “…fresh, sharp and essential to British theatre…Ross-Williams is an energetic force on stage…It’s a hard task for any actor to hold the stamina to perform an hour long monologue of this calibre but Ross-Williams achieves this with such rigour he leaves the audience hooked, it is easy to see why he’s an up-and-coming star of the stage.” 4 stars, Niall Hunt, Theatre Full Stop
- “one superb performer, who manages to keep the audience absolutely engrossed throughout…Tom Ross-Williams who is fantastic as the young Yonni, despite being alone he seems to take up the whole stage. Not only does he tell the story beautifully, he portrays it through wonderful movements of his body that closely resembles a ballet. Frequently making eye-contact with the audience, he makes this a very intimate and personal experience, it’s difficult to decide where Tom ends and Yonni begins…a performance that, like his characters adopted planetary personality, really is out of this world.” 5 stars, Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly
- “Tom Ross-Williams is able to enact each scene change with ease…He succeeds in conveying various things at once: he is funny, serious, realistic as a 17-year-old, both young and old, and his portrayal is deeply moving. The play is worth watching for his performance alone.” 4 stars, Helena Snider, The Upcoming
Tom Ross-Williams is to reprise his role as Yanni in one-man-show Run.
Run will play at JW3 in London, before going on to Brighton, and finishing with a run at the Bunker Theatre, in Southwark.
Run previously played at the Vaults Festival 2016, receiving fantastic 5-star reviews.
The press on Tom in Run at the Vaults Festival:
- “Up and coming Tom Ross-Williams is an unstoppable force in Run, embodying a youthful and electric energy that ricochets around the auditorium. Ross-Williams has a spitting, tripping, and dexterous hold over Laughton’s language and delivers it in loquacious and liquid torrents. But what’s utterly fantastic about Ross-William’s performance is just effortlessly they tap into Yonni’s anxieties and emotions. You can almost taste any feeling Ross-Williams exudes, often to the point that you’re left figuratively winded by their performance. You exit the auditorium feeling you’re taking with you an intimate part of Yonni’s character, all down to witnessing Ross-William’s absolutely dazzling presence and ability.” 5 stars, Grumpy Gay Critic
- “…in Tom Ross-Williams…a captivating, effortlessly expressive lead that reveals Run to be a quietly extraordinary piece of work…Ross-Williams is able to embody every aspect of Yonni’s character in a posture, nailing both his big-man-in-town swagger on the last day of secondary school and his nervous, lovestruck fidgeting when he first realizes just how much Adam means to him. He also shines by physicalizing his character’s barely suppressed frustration with his family, who are hanging together by a thread in the lead-up to Shabbat.” William Howard, Exeunt Magazine
- “…Ross-Williams…captivates from the opening line until the last breath of this one-man, one act masterpiece…Ross-Williams fully immerses himself in the space with a fluidity of movement, carrying the play with an undulating pace…[a] disarming performance…” 5 stars, Fiona Leckerman, Jewish News
- “Tom Ross-Williams brings to role to life with an ernest and endearing portrayal of Yonni…Tom not only speaks the poetic language with a clear connection to Laughton’s vision for the piece, but brings his own physical skills to the stage. He physicalises elements of the story in such a way that the text and movement connect as one; we follow Yonni’s dance, and get caught by Tom’s mesmerising way of moving…It runs at approximately an hour and a half, but Tom is so wholly captivating that it flies by.” 4 stars, LGBTQ Arts Review