As a playwright Philip’s credits include “Murder Margaret and Me” which was a hit at the New York Fringe Festival last summer where it won awards and received critical acclaim. It enjoyed a national tour and had a short West End run at the Ambassadors Theatre as part of the celebrations to mark “The Mousetraps” 60th anniversary.
Other plays include “Kiss Me Honey Honey!” which won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 year and “Edith in the Dark” was a sell-out success at Harrogate Theatre last Christmas where it was also revived this spring. It will go on tour after appearing at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. His new play “Keeping up with the Joans” premiered at the Pleasance in Edinburgh last year before transferring to Greenwich Theatre, starring Susan Penhaligon and Katy Manning.
In television Philip spent several years as part of the writing team of “Emmerdale.” He has contributed to “Heartbeat” and “Doctors” and has developed original series including “Mother Truckers” with ITV and family drama “Last of the Darlings” with World Productions.
Philip also writes dozens of pantomimes for professional and amateur stages each season. Aside from writing Philip is establishing himself as a leading pantomime dame. He’s been Twankey with the Chuckle brothers, Nurse Dolly in “Sleeping Beauty” with Linda Lusardi and Nurse Penny Well in Sunderland Empire’s “Snow White” with Su Pollard.