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Dan Phillips

Dan Phillips




About me

I graduated from Dartington College of Arts in Theatre and Arts Management before starting my own company, directing productions including the welsh premieres of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown.

I have written a number of short plays and educational films about theatre as well as a book “My Desperate Cling to Youth.”

In 2013 I completed an MA in theatre directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London after which I have gone on to produce and direct the UK premiere of Harvey FIerstein's Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings as well as a series of new plays and musicals.


★★★★ “Borders on genius” – Something Something Lazarus

"“Dan Phillips’ direction really fuels Something Something Lazarus, electric-shocking the verve but always with enough control to bring out the deeper and smarter thinking behind the show” - Something Something Lazarus

★★★★ “Spine-tinglingly good” – Something Something Lazarus

★★★★ “A painful, funny, deeply touching study of grief” - Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

“A roller-coaster of bedroom emotion that director Dan Phillips ensures keeps its precarious balance" - Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

"An extraordinary compelling piece of theatre" - Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

"Feirstein provides plenty of humour, expertly injected by Phillips" - Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

"Dan Phillips tackles the heated exchanges of both with a steady hand" - Safe Sex/On Tidy Endings

“Phillips’s attention to detail is superb” - The Addams Family

“A fearless piece of theatre” – Very Pleasant Sensations

★★★★ “Phillips keeps the drama tight” – Very Pleasant Sensations

“Philips showed his strength as a director” – Very Pleasant Sensations

★★★★ “Philips has shown his knack for delivering thoughtful and interesting drama” – Very Pleasant Sensations

Additional Skills

I have recently worked as a dramaturg/advisor on various new plays.

I also trained as a secondary school teaching in media and drama and have worked with ages from 11 to 18.

Industry Awards

Best Production 2011 - The Milton Keynes Monkey Kettles Awards


Eleri Thomas (Musical Director)

Simon Arrowsmith (Writer/Producer)
07478 465665


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Job Titles
Acting Coach, Assistant Director, Assistant Stage Manager, Casting Assistant, Casting Director, Director, Director, Assistant, Drama Facilitator, Drama Tutor, Dramaturg, Producer, Production Assistant, Production Manager, Writer
Years in industry
6+ years
Company Experience
Educational Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken
Experienced in
Comedy, Devised, Drama, Fringe, Live Events, Musicals, New Writing, Pantomime, Shakespeare
Interested in
Cruises, European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked
Driving Licences

Professional Recommendations