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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.

Disney Musicals
18 Sep
News
Phil Willmott

What Next for the Disney Musical?

Disney Musicals Flying carpets will be swapped for flying nannies at the Prince Edward Theatre next year when the long-running blockbuster musical ALADDIN with be replaced by the return of the long-running blockbuster musical MARY POPPINS.

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Fabric - Soho Theatre
15 Sep
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: FABRIC at Soho Theatre

Fabric - Soho Theatre There is much to admire both in both Abi Zakarian’s one person play, FABRIC, and Nancy Sullivan’s 70 minute performance of it. She portrays Leah who, despite a London accent and Essex Girl vibe, gets a job in a high end tailors where she meets the perfect, prospective husband - financially secure, tall, blonde and handsome.

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Alice Allemano
05 Sep
News
Phil Willmott

Preview: ABOUT LEO at Jermyn Street Theatre

Playwright Alice Allemano writes about the inspiration behind her new piece ABOUT LEO which runs at Jermyn Street Theatre from September 5 to 29.

Alice Allemano

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Fiddler on the Roof
05 Sep
New Shows
Phil Willmott

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is back and it should be an treat!

Fiddler on the Roof The end of year musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory, an intimate theatre near London Bridge, is often a big deal with shows like LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and SWEET CHARITY transferring to the WEST END and even, in the case of THE COLOUR PURPLE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES reaching Broadway.

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Strictly Ballroom - The Musical
03 Sep
News
Phil Willmott

Goodbye STRICTLY BALLROOM but Shows Based on Films Keep on Coming

Strictly Ballroom - The Musical It’s been announced that STRICTLY BALLROOM, a musical based on the popular Australian indie film, will close at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre on 27th October 2018. It’s a fun if lightweight night out and well worth catching if you enjoy jukebox musicals.

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