What is Thomas Cardwell

What is Thomas Cardwell?

An International Man of Mystery, a part-time Pirate, and an occasional mustache-twirling villain, amongst other things…

I’m a British American actor who often appears in Shakespeare and Musical Theatre. I tend to play quirky leading men, quick-witted sidekicks, and physical comic relief.

I’m also a Director and Writer. I co-founded a theatre company in Indianapolis, and served as it’s Artistic Director for six years.


Who is Thomas Cardwell?

Thomas Cardwell is an appropriately ridiculous British American Actor and Director, who appeared as Cardenio in the first fully staged reconstruction of Shakespeare’s ‘lost’ play The History of Cardenio, featured in the New Oxford Shakespeare Complete Works. He originated the role of Konig the clown in Zirkus Grimm – a musical adaptation of the Grimm Fairy Tales, brought to life by the inhabitants of a German Circus – revisiting the skills used in one of his first roles: as P.T. Barnum in Barnum. Filmed work includes directing Beneath our Masks, which he also wrote and appeared in. Cardwell trained at The Birmingham Theatre SchoolCardwell is a Co-Founder of EclecticPond Theatre Company, and served as Artistic Director from 2010 – 2016.  Around other projects he is currently working on a one-man show, adapted from a classic Sherlock Holmes adventure.