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Conceived and Directed by Sharon Fogarty Written by Jocelyn Clarke Mabou Mines Theater Company NYC-Music co-written with Manus Lunny 2010. Performed in NYC March 2010

The Ship - Written By Bill Bryden

The largest theatre event ever in Scotland, putting Scottish drama on a truly international stage, The Ship ran for 11 weeks in 1990 to packed houses. Specially commissioned as part of Glasgow's year as European City of Culture, the production was written by Bill Bryden with set design by William Dudley and music by John Tams. The drama based on the heyday of Clyde shipbuilding took place in a purpose built 'ship' in the former engine shed of Harland and Wolff at Govan on the Clyde. The cast comprised the best of the Scottish acting world. Phil was Music Director for the production leading 'The Ship's Band'. A Special Gala Performance was held on September 27th in the presence of HRH Princess Anne, in aid of Save The Children.

The Big Picnic - Written By Bill Bryden
"The Big Picnic"

Following the success of 'The Ship' , Ross Harper CBE described 'The Big Picnic' as "another brilliant production which will take its rightful place in the history of the world theatre. Based on World War I, this production in 1994 featured virtually the same cast and crew. Phil was Associate Music Director and also wrote part of the music along with John Tams.

"In my professional life I have never had closer collaboration than with Bill Dudley, John Tams, Phil Cunningham, Stuart Hopps and Sebastien Graham-Jones. The parts of this show that are theirs are sometimes hard to measure... This is genuine collaboration and the work of a fine creative family" Bill Bryden CBE, writing about his production and the production team

International Rotarian Conference

In June 1997 Phil worked as Music Director on a specially commissioned show for the International Rotarians. The show was a mixed arts spectacle of traditional music, dance and drama for an audience of 9000 in Glasgow.

 

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