Tim Phillips scoring new C4 series Ackley Bridge

A six part returning drama series produced by The Forge for Channel 4, Ackley Bridge is set in a newly-created multicultural Academy in West Yorkshire.

Ackley Bridge is a small Yorkshire town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. The two sides of the community have been previously served by separate schools. However, as the formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, the lives and cultures of each community collide, giving us a gritty, truthful and humorous insight into modern Britain.

Filter Theatre playing The Wallis and Berkeley

Filter Theatre, the British company Tim co-founded in London, is coming to Los Angeles and Berkeley in March 2017!  The company is touring with their hit production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, originally produced for the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Visit www.filtertheatre.com for more details.

Esio Trot Emmy Nominations!

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench have both received International Emmy nominations for their performances as Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Dustin Hoffman for his Emmy WIN!

Alice Through The Looking Glass Sync

Music from Tim Phillips’s album Dragon has been featured in the soundtrack to Disney’s international trailer for the new Alice Through The Looking Glass film.

The music was originally created for the hit wordless theatre piece Dragon, produced in 2013 by Vox Motus/The National Theatre of Scotland/Tianjin People’s Art Theatre of China). 

You can read more in LBB’s article about it here

The Grinning Man musical announced for Oct 2016

Bristol Old Vic Theatre has announced the World Premiere production of new musical The Grinning Man.

It will be directed by Tom Morris (War Horse, Swallows and Amazons) and written by Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a Suitcase, Tristan and Yseult) with music by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler.

Based on The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, whose most famous works include Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it follows the story of a strange new act at the city Fair.

Soon everyone from the gutter-rats to the new queen has fallen for the hand-made freak Grinpayne and his hideously beautiful face. But who is he really? And how did he come to be so marked?

Together with an old man, a blind girl and a wolf, he has a surreal story to tell in this unique and deliciously dark musical.

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