2021 Rocky on Tour

Philip will be playing the Narrator in the Rocky Horror Show, touring until the end of 2021. For more information and tour dates please go to the official website here.

Philip was delighted to be asked to produce the following drawings to be included in the souvenir programme. If you are interested in ordering a copy of these then please email drawings@philipfranks.co.uk.

To see more examples of Philip's artwork, click here. All of his drawings are available to buy and he is happy to draw to commission.


Philip Franks is an accomplished TV and theatre actor and director.

Familiar to many from his TV appearances as Charley in 'The Darling Buds of May' and Sgt Raymond Craddock in 'Heartbeat', he is also a successful theatre and radio director, having directed over 30 stage productions across the UK.

He has recently toured nationally as an actor, playing the Narrator in the 40th anniversary production of the cult classic 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

Philip is also an accomplished artist. His drawings are available to buy and he is happy to draw to commission. Click here for more information.

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The Haunting of Alice Bowles
December 2020

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Taken from the the ghost story 'The Experiment' by M.R.James, Philip has not only adapted this for the stage, but also co-directed this chilling new online play.

Starring Tamzin Outhwaite and Max Bowden, this brand-new supernatural thriller sets the pulse racing as this unforgettable short story gets a powerful contemporary twist.

This production is available to stream here from 17th December 2020 to 28th February 2021.

Barnes' People
February 2021

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Philip will be co-directing a series of four theatrical monologues starring Jon Culshaw, Matthew Kelly, Jemma Redgrave and Adrian Scarborough.

From writer Peter Barnes (The Ruling Class) comes a selection of four exquisitely crafted monologues, performed by four of our leading actors and filmed on stage at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

Click here to stream the show from 18th February 2021 to 31st July 2021.

The Rocky Horror Show
March 2021

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Philip is lined up to play the narrator again as Rocky Horror Show tours the UK again in 2021.

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock n' Roll musical. If restrictions allow, it will be touring in the UK from March 2021 as part of a sell-out World Tour.

Click here for more information and tour dates.