Thomas trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, with English National Opera and on the National Theatre Studio Directors Programme.
Most recently Thomas co-wrote and directed The Act for Ovalhouse. The production was nominated for two Off West End Awards, including most promising playwright. He also directed the recent West End production of Tory Boyz by James Graham. Other credits as director include: Wolves At The Window (Arcola, and Off-Broadway); The British Ambassadors Belly Dancer (Arcola and West End); Anatol (Arcola); Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Southwark Playhouse); Reunion (Bridewell) and Our Thing (Gate).
From 2010 – 2012 Thomas worked with Robert Wilson on The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic for the Manchester International Festival, and on European Tour. Thomas was staff director on the original award-winning run of The History Boys (National Theatre). He was also Resident Director for the 2005 and 2006 seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre. He has worked extensively as an associate and assistant director across the country including for The Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Birmingham Rep, and in the West End. He is an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre, and was previously an Associate Director for Y Touring Theatre.