Let the adventures begin!

I’m very excited to announce the launch of my new comedy series – Three’s Company’s Adventure Department – written with Yaz Al-Shaater and Michael Grady-Hall. It sees three unlikely heroes called to go on a series of adventures – in a different genre each episode – and features the voices of (among others) Rufus Hound, Les Dennis, Youssef Kerkour and Caroline Quentin.

There are five episodes in the first season. The first two are launched this Friday (3 July) with the others following each fortnight after that.

You can find them all at – or any podcast directory. Or for up-to-the-minute info, follow us on Twitter @threescompany #AdventureDepartment

Enjoy the adventures!IMG-20200703-WA0000

Boris sells out

20150809_131241A 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.




My Scotsman column today

I’ve been asked to guest-write a column for the Scotsman today – discussing the challenges of writing a play about a changeable figure like Boris.the-scotsman

Particularly relevant as he’s become Foreign Secretary literally in the middle of my writing this article about how he keeps surprising us.

It’s the Arts Platform piece on page 21 of today’s Scotsman (in case you can get a copy). Or you can read an online version here.

Boris: World King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe from 3-29 August, 5:40pm at the Pleasance Dome.


Mayor Culpa

As the West End run of Boris: World King comes to an end, here’s a collection of the reviews and accolades it received…


Up next, Edinburgh Fringe!

Boris: World King – West End transfer

Exciting news! I can now officially announce that Boris: World King – my satire about the (soon to 3be ex-) London Mayor from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe – is transferring to the West End this April.

It will be running at Trafalgar Studios, right on Whitehall and within spitting distance of the Houses of Parliament and Number 10. Is it the closest Boris will get to that street? We shall see…

It’s being produced by Three’s Company, KPS Productions and James Seabright – and I’m very grateful for all three for their work getting the production to this stage.

The show has a 4-week run, from 19 April – 14 May. Tickets are available here. Hope to see you there! (You too Boris!)

A Quantum Of Boris

article-0-19134FEE00000578-125_634x400This Monday and Tuesday – 9 & 10 March – the Pleasance are hosting a reading of my latest play Boris: World King.

Having tackled dead comedians in Not The Messiah, I’m having a crack at the most popular living comedian – Boris Johnson – political joker and joke politician. The show is for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and follows Boris as he stages a show about his life… at the Edinburgh Fringe.

It’s being directed by Yaz Al-Shaater and produced by Kat Portman-Smith and Three’s Company.

The reading is at 7:30pm on Monday and Tuesday. And it’s free so there’s no excuse not to come along.

The finished piece will be staged at the Pleasance for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh stars

_MG_1869_MG_1930I had two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe this year – Shakespeare For Breakfast which I wrote and directed; and The Adventure Machine (a kids show) which I devised and directed.

It was a great month. Here’s a snippet of the press reaction to the shows:

Shakespeare For Breakfast

“A brilliant spoof created by writer/ director; Tom Crawshaw, who is essentially the new Shakespeare in town… Sets itself apart from the hundreds of other Shakespeare plays on offer during August.” ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

“The script oozes Shakespeare references with a delicious modern twang to create a premise that is beyond clever. As if it couldn’t get any better, this hilarious play reveals all of its entertaining surprises via iambic pentameter… Pure genius!★★★★★ Box Dust

Better than ever. Strong performances, witty jokes… The cast keep the laughs coming.” ★★ WhatsOnStage

“Holding the attention of everyone from babes in arms to seniors… an essential part of the Fringe goers’ experience.” ★★★★★ Remote Goat

“As strong and energetic as a double espresso” ★★ Three Weeks

“Not only very funny, it is well-thought out and cleverly based on Shakespeare’s language and ideas, while layered to serve those with and without prior knowledge” ★★ Edinburgh Spotlight

“Tom Crawshaw’s rather smart ‘good vs bad’ characters has allowed the team to dig deap and pull out performances that are as complex and muddled as some of the Bards own works. A brilliant way to start your day.” ★★ The New Current

“Don’t worry if you don’t catch all the references or recognise all the quotations – there’ll be another along in a few seconds. Funny, inventive, totally silly… an ideal start to a Fringe day.” ★★ Theatre Guide London

“Expect much mirth, many shocks, revelations and topical references, and a thoroughly entertaining start to your day: the enthusiastic roars of applause were richly deserved!★★ ScotsGay


The Adventure Machine

“This rollicking spoof of children’s fantasy fiction packs so much into its 50 minutes. Laughs and chuckles abound as the totally engaged audience hugely enjoys this clever show.★★ The Stage

“Embrace the day with unbridled enthusiasm, because you’re fortunate enough to be in the same city as this rather wonderful show. Makes you happy just to be there… One of those shows that you cannot outgrow.” ★★ Broadway Baby

My son loved it, as we left he said “That was sooo good.” Fringe Review