I’ve been commissioned by Tate Modern and BrotherBrother to write a short film about Marcel Duchamp’s hugely influential modern art work ‘Fountain’. This ordinary urinal was submitted by Duchamp to an art exhibition in 1917 in an act of piss-taking/innovation that changed the art world forever.
My play Not The Messiah will be touring again this January – with dates so far confirmed in Litchfield and Dumfries. Another chance to catch George Telfer’s fantastic performance as Graham Chapman.
The show originally played at the Pleasance Edinburgh in 2013, where it sold out and received five 5-star reviews. It has since toured to Belfast, Holmfirth, Derby, and played at Theatre503 and Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Here’s some more photos from this week’s shoot of An Admin Worker At The End Of The World. Shot by BrotherBrother. Starring Ashlea Kaye, Mina Anwar, Jemima Rooper and Michael Abubakar.
I’m currently on set for the filming of my first short film – An Admin Worker At The End Of The World. Written with Yaz & Haz Al-Shaater of BrotherBrother, this tells the story of Annie who struggles to complete her paperwork and leave her job as the world crumbles around her.
We’re shooting in East London this week and next week. Here’s a photo of a recent clapperboard.
Website here - https://brobro.film/an-admin-worker-at-the-end-of-the-world/
IMDB info here - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8524868/
I’m very pleased to confirm that BrotherBrother are going to be producing In Theory - my new short film about driving theory and choose-your-own-adventure fantasy (an obvious combo).
Shooting is scheduled for mid-December and the film should be out in February.
“One gamble with history that has spectacularly paid off is the return of one of last year’s hits, David Benson’s portrayal of the cabinet’s only surviving Old Etonian in Tom Crawshaw’s play Boris: World King”
“A daring tonal shift in the script – a furious moral interlude in which the audience is warned that Johnson may not be as harmless as his rumpled buffoonery suggests – has even more force when aimed at the holder of one of the great offices of state.”
It’s on page 22 of the main Guardian – or online here.
A few days into the Edinburgh Fringe and I can report that Boris: World King is selling-out each day. Very exciting as we moved up to a 175-seat space this year.
Tickets for each performance are usually gone by the late morning of the show, so if you’re planning to see it do book in advance.
Boris: World King is recommended as Best of the Fest: 10 Show You Can’t Miss in the Sunday Post today.
It’s also one of the highlights picked by the Daily Mail this weekend. (No online versions of the articles sadly.) They spelt my name “Tom Crenshaw” but, let’s be honest, it’s hardly the worst thing the Daily Mail have ever written…
Usually given over to posh drinks evenings they’ve been to and celebrity gossip, today’s lead appears to be that I’m rewriting my play about Boris!
They didn’t even ask me how much my house is worth…
See it in today’s Evening Standard if you’re in London. Or online here.