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'.

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The Croft
January 2020

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Philip will be directing 'The Croft' for the Original Theatre Company which will be touring nationally in Spring 2020.

In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn. Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them.

In this bold and haunting new play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking In the Croft is revealed.

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The Habit of Art
March 2020

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Staying with the Original Theatre Company, Philip will be directing 'The Habit of Art' again which will be touring nationally in Spring 2020. It will also premiere off Broadway at the 59E59 Theatre on the corner of 59th Street.

In 'The Habit of Art', Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.

Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

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The Habit of Art
March 2020

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You can watch both of Philip's productions with the Original Theatre Company online. Recorded just before the lockdown, 'The Croft' and the 'The Habit of Art' are a perfect way to while away an evening of self isolation.

Original Theatre Online has already been featured as critics pick for streaming from The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, The Express, Channel 4 news, Classic FM, WhatsOnStage and The Daily Telegraph.

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