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Luxembourg European Annual Theatre Summer School


Director and Writer

Without wonder and insight, the theatre is just a business, with it, it becomes creation.

Bette Davis

I have over 40 years of experience as a professional theatre director and writer.

My directing covers a broad spectrum of work and sectors: Theatre in Education, Young Peoples’ Theatre, Community Theatre, the subsidised Theatre sector and commercial Theatre in the UK and Internationally.

As a writer I specialise in adaptations for young and family audiences.

No longer based with one theatre I’ve spread my wings to work with the education and lifelong learning sector as an advisor and workshop leader. I also work with numerous organisations as an Arts Consultant and Enabler.

I also work as a professional Artist. I am predominantly a landscape painter. I work on black paper using gouache paint. I also use watercolour and acrylics. Recently I have been developing a series of monoprints, etchings and drypoints. My painting is very important to me. It allows me to have a relationship with nature that is very important to me as an Artist in all my work.

I make no difference between my Theatre and Painting, both are vital forms of expression in terms of my understanding and interpretation of the world.


British Theatre Association Drama Review Award
Production of ‘Plague of Innocence’ by Noel Greig

Yorkshire Arts Silver Production Award
Production of ‘Plague of Innocence’

Canadian Institute of Arts for Young Audiences Award

BBC Wales Arts Enabling Award

Nominated BBC Wales Artist of the Year

THE BFG by Roald Dahl, National Tour, nominated and shortlisted for the Manchester Evening News (M E N) Awards

GEORGES MARVELLOUS MEDICINE by Roald Dahl National and International tour nominated and shortlisted for the Time Out Dubai International Theatre Awards

HORRIBLE HISTORIES WORLD WAR ONE and WORLD WAR TWO National and International Tour nominated and shortlisted for the Manchester Evening News (M E N) Awards

Phil Clark was a tutor in: 2016 2017 2018