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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BBC to air The Play What I Wrote

Morecambe and Wise tribute with guest star Tom Hiddleston

The BBC is to air the Morecambe and Wise tribute The Play What I Wrote – with Tom Hiddleston as guest star.

Last night’s performance of the show at the Theatre Royal in Bath was recorded for later broadcast by the Corporation.

The comedy play, which was first performed in 2001, has been revived by co-writer Sean Foley as part of his stint as artistic director of the Birmingham Rep.

It stars Dennis Herdman and Thom Tuck in the roles Foley and his former comedy partner Hamish McColl played in the original West End production.

The play revolves around a comedy double act, one of whom wants to perform an epic French Revolution play called A Tight Squeeze For The Scarlet Pimple while his partner wants to perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise.

Each performance features a guest star with the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley, Daniel Radcliffe and Kylie Minogue having taking part previously.

Hiddleston first appeared as a guest star in the Birmingham run last month, as seen in this trailer:

The play also features material from Morecambe and Wise’s original writer Eddie Braben.

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Published: 13 Jan 2022


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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

Edinburgh Fringe 2021

This Is Your Trial [2021]


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