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Phil Willmott

Phil Willmott

Phil Willmott, chief critic

Phil Willmott is an award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, dramaturg, arts journalist and occasional actor. A former Equity councillor and ex co-head of musical theatre training at Arts Ed he is one of the most commissioned writer/composers in the UK and a pioneering director of Greek drama. He directs classics, musicals and cutting edge new writing internationally and has been theatre critic for BBC London, Attitude and Gay Times.

The Wolf of Wall Street
02 Dec
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: WOLF OF WALL STREET at Stratton Oakmont EC2

The Wolf of Wall Street Mention The Wolf Of Wall Street, and Martin Scorsese's Oscar nominated film with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role springs to mind. It's the true story of New York stockbroker, Julian Belfort, who over ten years made millions through corruption and fraud, and spent it all. By the age of 36 Belfort was a federal convict.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN - & Juliet
25 Nov
News
Phil Willmott

EVAN HANSEN or & JULIET? Whatever your mood tonight there’s a West End musical to suit you

DEAR EVAN HANSEN - & Juliet Two major musicals opened last week DEAR EVAN HANSEN and & JULIET. There couldn’t be two more different shows and it really does prove there’s a West End musical for you, whatever your mood.

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Cats 2019 Film
25 Nov
News
Phil Willmott

Will Hollywood’s Freaky New Movie of CATS Ruin the West End Favourite?

Cats 2019 Film If you follow show business news you can’t fail to have noticed the online storm advance clips of the forthcoming film of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS has provoked.

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Hello Dolly - Imelda Staunton
25 Nov
New Shows
Phil Willmott

The Mystery of the West End’s HELLO DOLLY shuffle

Hello Dolly - Imelda Staunton It’s been announced that UK acting royalty Imelda Staunton will play the title role of Dolly Levi in a NEW production of HELLO DOLLY for the West End.

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Death of a Salesman
06 Nov
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Piccadilly Theatre

Death of a Salesman Can you improve a masterpiece? The answer at the Piccadilly Theatre until January 4th is a resounding yes.

Salesman is widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. On the face of it it’s a domestic tragedy. We’re in the early 1950s and the hosiery salesman Willy Loman returns home from a long sales trip on a hot summer night, to his worried wife.

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