Tom Morton-Smith is a playwright and screenwriter currently based in London.
Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, a Cold War thriller set during the 1972 World Chess Championship, opens at the Hampstead Theatre in November 2019 and runs through to January 2020.
His 2015 play, Oppenheimer, charts the life of J Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb. Written 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. The play received its American premiere in Los Angeles in October 2018 in a production by Rogue Machine Theatre.
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. 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 is currently developing his first screenplay, The American War, with The Ink Factory, Rise Films and Film4.
A graduate of the University of East Anglia, where he studied Drama, he then continued his training at LAMDA. He is a former writer-in-residence at Paines Plough Theatre Company. Tom is represented by United Agents and published by Oberon Books.