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Philip Osment

Philip Osment

Philip Osment was brought up on a farm in North Devon and read Modern Languages at Keble College, Oxford. He trained as an actor and acted with leading alternative theatre companies, including Gay Sweatshop, The Half Moon and Shared Experience. He has also worked as a director and until 1989 was one of the artistic directors of Gay Sweatshop. More recently he directed plays for two young people's theatre companies, Theatre Centre and Red Ladder. As a writer, his plays include TELLING TALES (1982), THE ISLAND MILE'S (1988nd ) and THE UNDERTAKING (1996) for Gay Sweatshop; WHO'S BREAKING(1989) AND SLEEPING DOGS (1993) for Red Ladder; LISTEN (1990) for Theatre Centre. His trilogy of 'DEVON PLAYS' was commissioned by Mike Alfreds and produced by Cambridge Theatre Company (Method and Madness): THE DEARLY BELOVED(toured, then Hampstead Theatre, London, 1993; winner of the 1993 Macallan Writers Guild Award for Best Regional Play); What I Did in the Holidays (toured, then Drill Hall, London, 1995; nominated for the same award in 1995); and Flesh and Blood (toured, then Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1996)


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