Tommy is an award-winning playwright, television and film writer.
Holding the Man, Tommy's incredibly successful adaptation for the stage, has been produced across the world and continues to be a huge hit in Australia. His feature film adaptation for Holding the Man, for which he was also Associate Producer, is the gala presentation at the 2016 BFI Flare Festival. It stars Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Core, Guy Pearce and Kerry Fox and has already won the Australian Writers’ Guild Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Screenplay. The play won multiple awards including the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the Australian Writers’ Guild Award and the Philip Parsons Award. Tommy’s play Gwen in Purgatory won the WA Premier’s Award and the prestigious Richard Burton Prize.
Tommy has written for the highly acclaimed Australian TV drama Devil's Playground (winner Logie Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie and AACTA Best Telefeature or Mini Series) and is working on various original television projects. His new stage works include The Desirables for the state theatre company of Western Australia and a new play for Sydney’s Belvoir theatre. Murphy’s adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding formed part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Other plays include Troy’s House and Strangers in Between (NSW Premier’s Literary Award Winner). He is a Creative Fellow at the University of Queensland.
Adaptation of the J.M. Barrie classic story.
Short play about two drug-addicts who go to live with a woman suffering from OCD
Theatre for young people first produced by Cranbrook School. Four teenage boys dare each other to jump off a cliff but one can't do it
Play about growing up in Canberra
From the play by Christopher Marlowe
Psychological thriller set in the Catholic clergy in Sydney.
Television show following the life of an Australian obstetrician and her family
Comedy about an Australian dentist who discovers the ghost of a British rock star living in her apartment