Tom Morton-Smith is a playwright and screenwriter currently based in London.
His most recent play, The Earthworks, appeared at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in May and June 2017. It appeared as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Mischief Festival and was directed by the RSC's Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman.
He is currently developing his first screenplay, The American War, with The Ink Factory, Rise Films and Film4.
His 2015 play, Oppenheimer, charts the life of J Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb. A smash-hit for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Oppenheimer opened at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, before transferring to the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. His debut play, Salt Meets Wound, opened at Theatre503 in May 2007. Everyday Maps for Everyday Use was staged at the Finborough Theatre as part of the PapaTango New Writing Festival 2012. In Doggerland toured nationally in 2013.
He studied Drama at the University of East Anglia, before training as an actor at LAMDA. He is a former writer-in-residence at Paines Plough Theatre Company. He is represented by United Agents and published by Oberon Books.