The Wind in the Willows - Kew Gardens

Tom Whalley

Toad

Tom trained at Associated Studios, London graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and also studied Drama & Scriptwriting at NorthumbriaUniversity, Newcastle upon Tyne. A native Geordie, Tom has made a name for himself as a performer and writer working with a number of theatre companies, directors and creatives in the North East and London.

Passionate about Pantomime, Tom starred in his first panto as an ‘Ugly Stepsister’ while still at school and has gone on to start his own business writing and licensing pantomime scripts for theatre companies across the globe.

Pantomime credits include: Granny Hood, Little Red Riding Hood (The Customs House); Louis La Plonk, Beauty and the Beast - 2023; Wishee Washee, Aladdin – 2022/23; Muddles, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – 2021/22; Buttons, Cinderella - 2019  (Sunderland Empire); Fleshcreep, Arbuthnot and the Beanstalk (The Customs House); PC Pong, Aladdin (Rhyl Pavillion 2018; Assembly Hall - Tunbridge Wells 2017; Theatre Royal – Bath 2016; Sunderland Empire 2015).

Filming credits include: Deej, BT ‘6 Fothergill Street’ (Mini Series); Shoplife(BBC Three).

Touring credits include: The Mad Hatter, The Mad Hatter’s Circus (UK TOUR: 2022 & 2023); The Queen of Pantoland, Once Upon a Panto; Maeve of the Ring, Aladdin Goes Pop; Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland; Dame Trott, Jack and the Beanstalk; Glinda/Wicked Witch of the West, Looking for Oz.

Stage credits include: Dr Lacloche, Hotel for Criminals (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, London); Dr Willy Von Whackoff, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (King’s Head Theatre, London).

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