David Phipps-Davis

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Writer/Director
Theatre
Dick WhittingtonBrick lane Music Hall
2019 - 2020Director
Theatre
Salt & VinegarWhite Horse Theatre Company
2019 - 2020Director
Theatre
The Green KnightWhite Horse Theatre Company
2019 - 2020Assistant Director
Theatre
Oliver Twist
Peter Griffith
White Horse Theatre Company
2019Director
Theatre
Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible ThingTake Note Theatre Company
Rudolf Steiner Theatre
2019Director
Theatre
The Importance of Being EarnestTake Note Theatre Company
Tabard Theatre
2018Director
Theatre
See Me For MyselfTake Note Theatre Company
Tabard Theatre
2018Writer
Theatre
Beauty & the Beast
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
UK Tour
2017 - 2018Writer
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Nicholas Collett
Enchanted Entertainment
Dorking Halls
2017 - 2018Writer
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Kenn Oldfield
Enchanted Entertainment
Sands Centre, Carlisle
2017Director
Theatre
Le Comte OryDorset Opera Festival
Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston
2017Director/Writer
Theatre
Robin HoodEnchanted Entertainment Ltd.
UK Tour
2016 - 2017Director/Writer
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyEnchanted Entertainment
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
2016 - 2017Writer
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Richard Aucott
Enchanted Entertainment
Dorking Halls
2016Director
Theatre
MacbethDorset Opera Festival
Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston
2015 - 2016Associate Director
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Jamie Wilson
Those Magic Beans
Britannia Theatre, Chatham
2015Director
Theatre
L'elisir d'amoreDorset Opera Festival
Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston
2014 - 2015Writer
Theatre
Cinderella
Antony-Stuart Hicks
Ash Live Productions Ltd
Harlow Playhouse
2014 - 2015Director
Theatre
CinderellaEnchanted Entertainment Ltd.
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
2014Assistant Director
Theatre
Aida
Paul Carr
Dorset Opera Festival
Coade Hall Theatre, Bryanston
2014Director
Theatre
An Ideal HusbandSmart Productions
Tabard Theatre
2011 - 2012Writer
Theatre
Snow White
Ben Tyreman
Hiss and Boo
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
2011Director
Theatre
Who Will Carry the Word?Imperial Productions
Brockley Jack Theatre
2011Associate Director
Theatre
Ruddigore
Alex Young
Royal 10 Productions
Tabard Theatre
2010Director
Theatre
The Way of the WorldImperial Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2009Director
Theatre
Silence! The MusicalImperial Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2009Director
Theatre
Romeo and JulietImperial Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2008Director
Theatre
The Last MaharajahThe Eastman Group
Hoxton Hall
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2002BMUS (Hons)Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    About me

    The Importance of Being Earnest, Tabard Theatre 2019

    "Phipps-Davis’ eloquent production... is a delicious dish of delectable theatre... a production of great charm... a show not to be missed... super-silly but captivating production." - Susan Stanley-Carroll, www.chiswickw4.com

    Le Comte Ory, Dorset Opera Festival 2017

    "Dorset Opera delivered the composer's adieu to comic opera with unforgettable panache... Phipps-Davis duly aimed his staging straight at the funny-bone... the visual humour was broad and bracing, and Phipps-Davis then surpassed himself in Act 2's saucy and briskly choreographed threesome scene... The strongly directed chorus... added many sharp-eyed details." - Peter Reed, Opera magazine

    "Phipps-Davis’ production is refreshingly unpretentious... Phipps-Davis’ greatest achievements was his skilful management of a large cast and the great humour he drew from them. Timing was precise, expressions were arch and the handling of the Act 2 trio, with a hilarious co-ordinated threesome, not to the mention the appearance of a large (stuffed) sheep, was supremely funny... what really struck me was the quality of physical performance, with lifelike interaction between the singers... This was a production at which Rossini himself would have chuckled." - 4 stars. Dominic Lowe, www.bachtrack.com

    "Dorset Opera... has never performed a Rossini opera until now... and many will say that the current David Phipps-Davis production has been worth the wait... it is huge fun... the witty surtitles and a truly hilarious bed scene in the second half sent the audience smiling into the night, after a joyous romp that challenged the DO L’Elisir D’Amore of 2015 for sheer fun." - GPW, www.theftr.co.uk

    Macbeth, Dorset Opera Festival 2016

    "Phipps-Davis’ production at the Dorset Opera Festival was in the traditional mould, and what a fun production it was... with a real sense of coherence: staging, casting, orchestra and chorus all gelled together to produce a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music." - 4 stars. Dominic Lowe, www.bachtrack.com

    "Among many intelligent and insightful ideas of the director, I particularly liked the inclusion of Macduff’s family in the big banqueting scene... Seeing them as a family, and his evident love of them, hugely intensifies the horror of the massacre to come... The chorus was wonderfully used in the banqueting scene... The effect of the king’s ‘fits’ is intensified when seen on the faces of a large and increasingly frightened gathering. This was a powerfully sung and acted Macbeth." - FC, www.theftr.co.uk

    L'elisir d'amore, Dorset Opera Festival 2015

    "As the audience flooded out of the Coade Hall at Bryanston School on Saturday afternoon, a universal smile of happiness on their faces, it was clear that the 2015 production of Doni­zetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore was a triumph. It was one of those productions where everything gelled, a delight for the ears and the eyes and a confirmation that comic opera need never be a sellout... this was an afternoon at the opera to the cherished. Director David Phipps-Davis had the inspiration of moving the setting from its original Italy to Dorset in wartime, with American soldiers charming the local girls and showing up the Dad’s Army Home Guard... With strong characterisations by members of the Dorset Opera chorus, and direction which made clever use of the whole circular stage and the auditorium too, the production was evidently as enjoyable for the company as for the audience." - GPW, www.theftr.co.uk

    An Ideal Husband, Tabard Theatre 2014

    "In this smashing new production of Oscar Wilde’s witty political and social satire, the action has been shifted to the 21st century... It works very well... A strong cast coupled with Phipps Davis' tight direction carry it off magnificently. It’s great stuff and a rare opportunity to see a new slant on a classic..." - Penny Flood, www.chiswickw4.com

    Who Will Carry the Word?, Brockley Jack Theatre 2011

    "This is pared-back, visceral theatre... This play has to take the cast and the audience to the very edge of what it is possible to endure, and over it. That it succeeds so much is a tribute to all concerned, but especially David Phipps-Davis. What he has had to do is to strip the performers of all emotional props, all the little tricks and mannerisms which actors rely on, to give an unforced directness... a work of great courage and commitment, generous ensemble playing and lacerating emotions. This is a big, important play which both grips and cleanses." - 4 stars. Peter Scott-Presland, www.remotegoat.co.uk

    The Way of the World, Barons Court Theatre 2010

    "David Phipps-Davis's confident direction leaves set and props to the bare minimum, gimmicks and tricks out completely and gives the actors the freedom to simply tell us the story… a thoroughly enjoyable and intelligent production." 4-stars. Susan Moisan - www.remotegoat.co.uk

    Silence! - the musical, Barons Court Theatre 2009

    "an intellectual hoot and gripping through its sleek direction and execution by the actors… a great show, with a fabulous cast." 5 stars. Leon Campbell - www.yelp.co.uk

    Romeo and Juliet, Barons Court Theatre 2009

    "Romeo and Juliet has been updated, and re-imagined, and yes, it's a good thing… The performances and direction are strong. And the vision is original. I have respect for a company who is so brave with such a well known and well loved play… This production manages to bring an inspired new slant to a well worn classic without feeling like it's forced a strange or unlikely structure onto it… If you want to see an inspired and brave interpretation of a classic, I recommend you come and see this." 4 stars. James Bretton - www.remotegoat.co.uk

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Drama
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes