Tom Lister’s first play, ‘The Gift’ in 2001, was produced by the Gilded Balloon and named ‘Best of the Fest’ by the Edinburgh Evening News.
In 2004 he wrote The Butler, which ran for three weeks at the Hen and Chickens, Islington and was then performed in Bologna, Italy.
He returned to the Gilded Balloon in 2007 with the highly regarded ‘Sting for Nolte’, which won a Fringe Teapot award for ‘Outstanding Theatre’ and was nominated by The Stage for both writing and acting. It also had month-long runs at The Old Red Lion and Theatre 503, Battersea.
REVIEWS for The Gift, The Butler and Sting for Nolte
“Borders on Genius. You’ll feel better for seeing it” – FringeReview.com “Lister clearly has talent for sharp dialogue and clever ideas” – The Times; “Erudite and enjoyably crazed… a thing of comic beauty” – The Guardian; “A real must see” – The Stage; Perfectly-paced vitriol… A victory” – Time Out; “Lister’s writing is richly observant and displays a sharp wit… highly enjoyable” –The Metro; “A stream of sparkling dialogue delivered with impeccable comic timing” – Evening News, “A joy to watch” – Three Weeks, “Lister plays it brilliantly” – Ham & High; “As writer, director and lead actor, Tom Lister is amazing” – Write Words; “Hilarious, refreshingly original and with laughs from start to finish” – Camden New Journal