About Phil Eddolls
I am a hands on set designer. As I begin to design a show I am already imagining how it would be built. I consider the practicalities and limitations of these times, while striving to achieve the vision of the entire creative team. You will always see me in a nice shirt, but by the end of the day it will always be dirty.
Phil's career in theatre began 25 years ago when he joined the crew at The West Yorkshire Playhouse. He was promoted to Technical Stage Manager in 1990 when the theatre moved to the city centre, under the directorship of Jude Kelly. Phil then spent the next 9 years assisting over 70 designers realise their vision on more than 300 productions. This role gave him the chance to technically design and help realise the vision of the creative team.
In 1999 Phil left West Yorkshire Playhouse to join Improbable Theatre Company in a similar capacity for their world tour of Shockheaded Peter; an irresistible offer to tour 23 countries for two years. This lead to co-designs with Julian Crouch on Sticky, The Hanging Man (TMA Best Design Award 2003) and Panic.
As a freelance designer and maker Phil has worked internationally for both indoor and outdoor venues, opera, film, rock and roll, art installations and carnival design. He has been involved in a number exciting one offs including UK Commonwealth games 2002 , Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Athens 2004, and more recently The Metropolitan Opera House 125th Anniversary Gala as an associate designer with Phelim McDermot and Julian Crouch.
- Outdoor Shows
- Rock and Pop
- Art Installations
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