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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.

Amour - Charing Cross Theatre
13 May
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: AMOUR at the Charing Cross Theatre

Amour - Charing Cross Theatre If, like me, you have a sweet tooth you’d do well to escape the Brexit and climate change blues and head to the Charing Cross Theatre where they’re serving a two hour theatrical confection as light and insubstantial as spun icing sugar.

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Paula Chitty - Agatha Christie
13 May
News
Phil Willmott

Could the key to finding an audience for new writing be… Agatha Christie?

Paula Chitty - Agatha Christie In an unusual move emerging producer Paula Chitty has paired new writing with a short play by the queen of vintage crime, Agatha Christie. I asked her about the rationale behind this. Here’s her intriguing response and details of the productions.

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The Reality - Cervantes Theatre
06 May
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: THE REALITY at Cervantes Theatre

The Reality - Cervantes Theatre This was my first visit to Cervantes Theatre and I was really impressed. It’s a few doors along from the Union Theatre, where I direct a lot, and occupies a similar floor space seating around 80 people on three sides of the acting area. Whereas the Union makes a charming asset of being shabby chic, this venue feels proper chic with smart matching seats and a cute little bar upstairs.

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The 2 Mouthed Men
06 May
New Shows
Phil Willmott

What is a "Two Mouthed Man"? We Asked Producer, Harry Neal, to Explain

Hello London Box Office readers!

My name is Harry Neal and I'm the Producer for the emerging comedy/music duo - 2 Mouthed Men.

Now what exactly is 2 Mouthed Men I hear you say? Despite being a very confusing name, the real question should be WHO are 2 Mouthed Men.

The 2 Mouthed Men

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Man of La Mancha
02 May
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review MAN OF LA MANCHA at the London Coliseum

Man of La Mancha The annual star led musical at the London Coliseum has quickly become a tradition and a treat ensuring busy sales at a venue which otherwise splutters intermittently to life with short runs of opera and ballet for most of the year. Currently in residence for a month is Kelsey Grammer in the title role of 1965’s Tony award winning musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA.

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