Five Star Tom


Tom Crosley-Thorne has written the music for and is acting in a new play
1972: Future of Sex which has enjoyed a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and is currently half way through a national tour.

The Wardrobe Ensemble are telling the story of the class of 1972 with a live band and some Space Hoppers. A 90-minute romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters.

Talking about taking the leap from musician to actor Tom says, “The role as actor/musician is challenging and exciting, but fundamentally it’s not too far from the band and gigging world. In many ways it’s simpler, being directed as how to stand, walk and play has really given me a sense of performing within limitations and has helped me to understand my performance capabilities.”


“An echo chamber of creativity…absolutely spot-on.”
A Younger Theatre ★★★★★

“The theatrical equivalent of popping candy: blissful, colourful, multi-sensory magic. ” 
Three Weeks ★★★★★

“The most exciting young company I have seen for quite a while.”
 The Times ★★★★

“It’s a sharp little show with a great soundtrack, and sees its characters grapple with acne, sausage casserole and sexual identity.”
The Guardian ★★★★ 

“Jaunty humour and vibrant, vivacious performances…This is not one to miss.” 
The Upcoming ★★★★


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