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 Machine Stops
January 2022

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A world in which people can only communicate through a machine sounds like the internet today. But this story, written by EM Forester in 1909, takes us to a future where the machine has become an all-powerful God.

Philip has adapted and will direct this production for BBC Radio 4, with Tamsin Greig starring.

Prince 'A'
June 2022

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Prince 'A' documents an 1870s Royal Sex Scandal. Starring Stephanie Cole, this online production for the Original Theatre Company has been written and will be directed by Philip.

The Mirror Crack'd
September 2022

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Philip will be directing this Agatha Christie classic for the Original Theatre Company touring the UK from September 2022.

Susie Blake stars as Miss Marple, in Rachel Wagstaff's brand new adaptation.

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