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In 1984 Philip was a founding member of the co-operative which converted an upstairs room at the Tabard pub on Bath Road, Chiswick, London, into a Theatre for New Writing. For the next five years, this Writers' Theatre staged ten new plays a year and read and workshopped many more. Philip directed Sam Dowling's THE VIRGIN OF NOTTING HILL at the Tabard.

He runs undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Shakespeare's Globe, and directs student presentations and playreadings under the Read Not Dead banner there.


Philip holds the LGSM Diploma in Teaching Speech and Drama.

At Work

He helps teachers and other professionals in presentation, communication and use of the voice.


Audition Coaching

He prepares actors and students for drama schools and employment.


Workshops and Masterclasses

He runs Shakespeare workshops and masterclasses for actors and Drama and Literature students at the Globe and elsewhere, with a focus on how to understand and get the most out of the text.