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UP Pompeii
14 Oct
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Phil Willmott

Comedies on Stage: ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES, UPSTART CROW & UP POMPEII

UP Pompeii Hit TV shows don’t traditionally make good theatre. They’re tightly crafted to work within a thirty minute frame work and can seem over stretched when padded out to two plus hours.

But audiences love the familiar and the chance to see their favourite characters live is irresistible whether or not they’re played by the same actors as on TV, just as long as they look and sound like the originals and have the same catch phrases.

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The Worst Witch
23 Aug
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Phil Willmott

There’s Still Time to Enchant Your Kids with The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch stories continue to be extremely popular with youngsters. She’s sold more than five million copies and they've been made into films and TV series by HBO, ITV and CBBC. There are now eight Worst Witch titles.

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Great Expectations - Phil Willmott
21 Aug
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Phil Willmott

Free Performances of GREAT EXPECTATIONS in Hoxton

Great Expectations - Phil Willmott Over the next few weekends you can catch my production of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Geffrye Museum's front lawn, next to Hoxton Station - and it's completely FREE!!! No need to book, just show up!

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Placido Domingo
18 Aug
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Phil Willmott

You too Plácido? Opera Star Faces Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Placido Domingo As you’ll be aware the #metoo movement has empowered anyone who has been sexually abused to name their abuser and as a consequence, rightly or wrongly, careers have been destroyed even by the whiff of rumour.

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Costumes - National Theatre
18 Aug
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Phil Willmott

Celebrating the National Theatre’s Costume Department

Costumes - National Theatre One of the reasons that the UK has heavily funded flagship theatre companies like the National Theatre is so they can be centres of excellence. And one of the ways the NT leads the world is in the quality of its costume design and making.

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