Phil Wilmott is a multi-award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist…. and occasional actor. He has worked in theatres across the world on everything from classical drama, musicals and family shows to cabaret and cutting edge new writing. The UK’s most commissioned musical theatre writer, he is also the founding artistic director of The Steam Industry, an umbrella organisation which incorporates The Finborough Theatre (under the Artistic Directorship Of Neil McPherson, one of the most influential small theatres in the UK producing an award winning repertoire of classics and new writing) and The Phil Willmott Company, which presents ‘Essential Classics’: an annual season at the Union Theatre of productions in which great writers of the past have reflected on issues of the day.
He was an Associate Artist of London’s acclaimed Battersea Arts Centre for ten years and has also been Associate Director of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and Co-Director of the U.K’s leading degree course in Musical Theatre at London’s Arts Educational School where he was also Head of Acting. Published and widely performed work includes FEMME FATALE and The Dick Barton Special Agent Trilogy (Croydon Warehouse), Around the World in Eighty Days (BAC and Liverpool Playhouse and tour) Uncle Ebenezer – A Christmas Carol (BAC and U.S.A) Stupid Cupid (Gay Sweatshop tour) and WOLF BOYS. Phil has written pantomimes for all the top pantomime companies including Snow White for Milton Keynes Theatre, Dick Whittington for Oxford Playhouse and Aladdin & Puss in Boots for the T.M.A Award nominated Corn Exchange in Newbury.