Thom Tuck

Thom Tuck

Date of birth: 28-03-1982

Between 2001 and 2005, Thom acted in over thirty productions at the Bedlam Theatre in Edinburgh, where he met fellow performers David Reed and Humphrey Ker. In 2006 they formed The Penny Dreadfuls sketch group, who performed regularly on the Fringe and recorded the BBC Radio 7 series The Brothers Faversham, which was repeated on Radio 4, and the two Radio 4 afternoon plays Guy  and Revolution.

In 2011 he made his solo Edinburgh festival debut with the stand-up show Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD.

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Penny Dreadfuls offer their tilt on Don Quixote

...with Sylvester McCoy in the lead role

Sketch troupe The Penny Dreadfuls are to tackle Don Quixote in their next Radio 4 special – and former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy is to take the title role.

The team of Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck and ‘honorary Dreadful’ Margaret Cabourn-Smith describe the 17th Century Spanish classic as ‘one of the most unreadable novels ever’ – so have done the job for you.

In their seven previous radio specials, they tackled Guy Fawkes, The French Revolution, Hereward The Wake , Macbeth, Homer’s Odyssey, Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle and John Le Carre’s espionage novels.

The new hour-long special, written by Reed, well be recorded in front of a studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on Sunday.

Amanda Abbington, from Mr Selfridge and Sherlock, and Famalam’s Vivienne Acheampong also guest star.

Free tickets are available from the BBC.

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Published: 5 Jul 2018

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Bedlam Improverts

Edinburgh Fringe 2002


Edinburgh Fringe 2003


Edinburgh Fringe 2004


Edinburgh Fringe 2005


Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Aeneas Faversham

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Aeneas Faversham Returns

Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Aeneas Faversham Forever

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Penny Dreadfuls

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD

Edinburgh Fringe 2012


Thom Tuck Flips Out

Edinburgh Fringe 2013


Wrestling II

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

BBC: Sketchorama

Slight Ache

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Thom Tuck: An August Institution

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play


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