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Meeks, Philip

Philip Meeks

Philip Meeks

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. Premiering at the Gilded Balloon in 2012 the play was a sell out and returned the following season.  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. The play recently appeared in Mexico as part of the Fringe San Miguel and it has recently been published by Samuel French. 

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 and has also recently been published by Samuel French. “Keeping up with the Joans” was produced by Greenwich Theatre, starring Susan Penhaligon and Katy Manning.

Philip’s first play “Twinkle Little Star”, about the last great pantomime dame, premiered in 2006 starring Tim Healy. It’s gone on to have productions at York Theatre Royal and The Everyman Cheltenham. 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. He has recently been commissioned to develop “Prayers for the Dead” a new crime series for ITV Studios and the sitcom version of “Kiss Me Honey Honey” has recently been optioned by Solus Productions. He was recently story consultant a Scottish soap and may never recover. His first play for Radio 4 is broadcast in August.

Philip also writes 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.

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