A Shining Intimacy - Tour
Touring in May and June this year, Tom Marshman presents a show about theatre, queer friendships, and grief, through the story of two of Britain’s best loved stage animals, Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams, both on a journey together to master their craft.
This project has been supported by Bristol Pride Community Fund.
25/05 Colchester Arts Centre
26/05 Norwich Arts Centre
02/06 Exeter Phoenix
04/06 Pound Arts
10/06 The Barbican, Plymouth
From January to October 2021, Tom has been making work as part of his ambitious ‘Queer National Treasures’ project, funded by Arts Council England. The aim of the project was to present and re-present British queer national treasures, allowing LGBTQ+ people to see themselves reflected in our national story. This involved R&D and performances of 3 new pieces of work: ShakesQueer, Jenny, and A Shining Intimacy.
Tom has recorded a creative evaluation if this project that you can listen to here. The podcast was recorded and edited by Bernie Hodges.
Tom is now looking for venues to tour A Shining Intimacy in Spring 2022, and partners for upcoming archive history workshops and performances of Jenny. He is also reviving his show based on the life and work of theatre designer Oliver Messel, titled ‘I Went to a Marvellous Party.’ For more information about each of these projects, please see the projects page. If you would like to partner with Tom on a show, or would like more information, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Andre Pattenden