FROM: South Wales
TRAINED: East 15 Acting School (MA Acting 2018 - Distinction), Theatre and Drama BA (Bridgend College/University of South Wales 2015)
Phil is an award-winning Welsh working class Actor, Writer and Poet, winning an ‘It’s My Shout’ Best Actor Award for his role as Jack in PACKAGED for BBC Wales.
Recent credits include: STILL HERE (Brockley Jack, Quays Boxing Gym). DOG HAIR (VAULT Festival), SQUAT (Best Actor Nominee 2022, BBC Wales/It's My Shout), TO THE OCEAN (Greenhouse Theatre), THE SONS OF ELI (MET Film School), POLE (BFI), BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS (Patch Plays), AS YOU LIKE IT and HJEM (Greenhouse Theatre), ROMEO AND JULIET and PALS (Maverick Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe), and performing with and for The Other Room, Tangled Feet, Dash Arts, BBC Wales, Avant Cymru, Tornado Films and Warner Brothers.
His debut film BWL BOY (BBC Wales) screened in December 22 and was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Drama. DOG HAIR is his debut full length play.
JOINT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
7TH SENSE THEATRE
WELCOME TO 7TH SENSE!
Seventh Sense Theatre is a registered new writing company making ‘class theatre, without the divide’.
We're driven by new writing, rhythm and breaking down divides, and making space for others to take risks and see what sticks. We make stories for and about people who can feel isolated or alone, try to give them a voice and, most importantly, take those shows to them.
Our first show MEMORY SOLDIER ran at the Camden People’s Theatre in 2018. In 2020, we were selected for Wildcard Theatre’s ‘Four of A Kind’ programme as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging companies, and in 2021 received ACE funding for the R&D of our current project DOG HAIR: A working class story of a mother and son dealing with grief and loss in the small industry-formed town they’ve been shaped by. Our work is supported in development by RECLAIM Project, a charity empowering the young working classes.
Seventh Sense was born at East 15, when a working-class Welsh jockey/boxer and a ballerina from Bucks' started making work together whilst studying on the MA Acting course.
So we're kinda like the theatrical Billy Elliot.
WELCOME TO SEVENTH SENSE
TRAINED: East 15 Acting School (MA Acting 2018), English and Drama BA (University of Birmingham 2016)
Rachel is an Actor, Producer, Writer and Dramaturg. She was selected as part of China Plate Theatre's 'Optimists' Producer Scheme (2021), and has recently worked as Associate Producer on Wildcard Theatre's multi-award winning RUCKUS (Omnibus, Summerhall, Southwark Playhouse).
Acting credits include: THE ESSEX SERPENT (Apple TV), FAR AWAY (Donmar Warehouse), ADULT CHILDREN (Donmar Warehouse/BFI), and working with and for London Film School, MET Film School, Watch This, Article 19, DASH Arts, See-Saw Films, Netflix and the RSC.
Other Producing credits include DOG HAIR (VAULT Festival), CLASS ACTS (Golden Goose) and MEMORY SOLDIER (CPT) for 7th Sense, SNAIL (Artist Choice Nominee, VAULT Festival 23), WHOLE (Arcola Theatre, Cambridge Junction), and working as assistant producer for Rough Stock Theatre and Maverick Theatre.
JOINT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
WHAT'S THE SEVENTH SENSE?
THE F**K IT SENSE.
'Get rid of caution and go all out. Love doing what you're doing so much it makes the other senses a load of nonsense'