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Dan Phillips

Dan Phillips

Reviews

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 Assistant Director
Tour
Relatively Speaking
White Horse Theatre Company
2017 Director
Tour
Billy's Friend
White Horse Theatre Company
2017 Director
Tour
Two Gentlemen
White Horse Theatre Company
2017 Director
Theatre
The View From Nowhere
Random Thoughts Ltd
The Park Theatre
2017 Director
Theatre
April in Paris
The English Theatre of Hamburg
The English Theatre of Hamburg
2017 Visiting Director
Education
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Musicality Academy of Performing Arts
Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot
2016 Associate Producer
Film
We Can Be Heroes
Claire Downes
Heroes Productions
2016 Director
Theatre
Something Something Lazarus
Broken Cabaret
The King's Head Theatre
2016 Director
Theatre
The Lonely Walk Home
Ian Townsend
Taurus Bar
2015 Director
Theatre
International Stud
DRP Productions
C Cubed, Edinburgh
2015 Director
Theatre
I Went to a Fabulous Party...
The King's Head Theatre
The King's Head Theatre
2014 Director
Theatre
Warehouse of Dreams
Random Thoughts Ltd
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
2014 Director
Theatre
What A Gay Play
Ben Conway Productions
C Venues (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
2014 Director
Theatre
On Tidy Endings/Safe Sex
De Mooi Media
The Tristan bates Theatre
2014 Director
Theatre
The Addams Family
Mayhem Musical Theatre Company
Secombe Theatre
2014 Production Manager
Theatre
Shang A Lang
Signal Theatre Company
Kings Head Theatre
2013 Actor
Theatre
Ghostbusters
Future cinema
The Troxy
2013 Director
Theatre
Valley Boy City Life
BVJ Productions
Union Theatre, London
2013 Director
Theatre
Scandinavian Heart
In-Production
The Tristan Bates Theatre, London
2013 Director
Theatre
Very Pleasant Sensations
Mountview Academy
The Cockpit Theatre, London
2013 Director
Theatre
Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters
Mountview Academy
The Karamel Club, London
2013 Director
Theatre
Barking at Crows
Stay on the Bus Productions
The Troubadour, London
2013 Assistant Direector
Theatre
August: Osage County
Mountview Academy
Mountview Academy
2012 Assistant Direector
Theatre
The Libertine
Mountview Academy
The Karamel Club, London
2012 Director
Theatre
Art
Sh*t Happens Productions
The LIttle Black Box, Bristol
2012 Director
Theatre
A Kind of Vesuvius
Sh*t Happens Productions
The LIttle Black Box, Bristol
2011 Director
Theatre
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sh*t Happens Productions
The Thunderbolt, Bristol
2010 Director
Theatre
The Land Where The Bong Trees Grow
Sh*t Happens Productions
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2009 Director
Theatre
Escape Claus
Sh*t Happens Productions
Ponttliw Theatre, Swansea
2008 Director
Theatre
Murder by Who? - The Musical
Sh*t Happens Productions
Dartington College of Arts
2007 Director
Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Sh*t Happens Productions
Dartington College of Arts

Education

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.

REVIEWS

★★★★ “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

Referees

Eleri Thomas (Musical Director)
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Simon Arrowsmith (Writer/Producer)
07478 465665

Skills

Primary Job Title Director
Secondary Job Title Dramaturg
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 English
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 Yes
Driving Licences Standard

Professional Recommendations