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Philip Wilson

Philip is a freelance director who spent four very successful years as the Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (2007-2011).

Current projects include directing Terrence Rattigan's After The Dance at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick.  In addition, his adaptation of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales (first produced in an immersive staging at Shoreditch Town Hall and then the Bargehouse on the South Bank in 2014 & 2015) is being performed at Chichester this summer. 

Philip’s book, Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, co-written with Giles Taylor, his published by Oberon Books and Grimm Tales is available from Nick Hern Books.

Productions

2017

AFTER THE DANCE Theatre By The Lake, Keswick
 

2016

THE STAR

Liverpool Playhouse

ANOTHER COUNTRY

LAMDA

AS YOU LIKE IT

Storyhouse, Chester

BEACONS

Park Theatre

 

2015

THE THREE LIONS

National Tour & St James’ Theatre

LAMDA DUOLOGUES

Criterion Theatre

 

2014

GRIMM TALES

The Bargehouse, South Bank London

ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE

LAMDA

GRIMM TALES

Shoreditch Town Hall

HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

LAMDA DUOLOGUES

Playhouse Theatre

 

2013

TORO! TORO!

UK Tour

LOVE AND MONEY

LAMDA

THE THREE LIONS

Pleasance London/Edinburgh

LAMDA DUOLOGUES

Trafalgar Studios

 

previous productions

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

Liverpool Playhouse

TWIST OF GOLD

Polka Theatre

DEALING WITH CLAIR

RADA

LAMDA DUOLOGUES

Trafalgar Studios

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and TRAVESTIES

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

SIXTY-SIX BOOKS

Bush Theatre

NOISES OFF

Liverpool Playhouse

COWARD, COCKTAILS AND CABARET

Minerva Theatre, Chichester

CORPSE!

Salisbury Playhouse

IN PRAISE OF LOVE

Minerva Theatre, Chichester

THE FOUND MAN

Festival Intercity Florence & Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (also design at Traverse Theatre)

STILL LIFE and THE ASTONISHED HEART

Liverpool Playhouse

DR FAUSTUS

Liverpool Playhouse

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Sheffield Crucible Theatre

BREAKING THE CODE

Theatre Royal, Northampton

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (as Associate Director)

West End

 

As artistic director of salisbury playhouse

THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE

THE CONSTANT WIFE

THE PICTURE

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (design only)

TORO! TORO! (also design)

Nominated for a 2010 TMA Award for Best Show for Children and Young People

PRIVATE LIVES

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

BLACKBIRD (also design)

FAITH HEALER (also design)

THE WINSLOW BOY

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

PEOPLE AT SEA

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

As Artistic Director of Stage D’or Theatre Company

THE HUMOROUS LIEUTENANT

Battersea Arts Centre

BLOODY POETRY

Troubadour Crypt

THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS

Courtyard Theatre (also designer)

AS YOU LIKE IT 

British International Theatre Program, Florida (also designer)

THE MAKING OF MISS PEGGY LEE

Battersea Arts Centre

PATIENT A

A Cruisaid benefit performance at The Royal College of Physicians

MARAT/SADE

Avondale Theatre

DARK OF THE MOON

Westminster Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET (as Assistant Director)

RSC London, Stratford & world tour

HAMLET (as Associate Director)

West Yorkshire Playhouse

 

other

Philip was awarded a Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme bursary in 1995 and spent 18 months at Greenwich Theatre, with his adaptation of author J L Carr’s A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY given a rehearsed reading. He has also translated THE QUEEN AND TEH REBELS by Ugo Betti and NAKED by Luigi Pirandello. His work in Film and TV includes being Performance Consultant for the Oscar-winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and two years as a producer in the Entertainment Department of the BBC.  In 2015, he completed a multi-camera training course on CORONATION STREET and EMMERDALE, having been awardd the David Fraser/Andrea Wonfor directing-for-television Bursary.

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