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Ruth Phillips

Director London

(She/Her) I am a director, movement director and theatre-maker. I’m originally from the midlands but based in London. I have worked considerably with new writing but through movement, I have worked on a wide range including novel adaptions and classical pieces. I am excited by work that connects with a social mission.

I enjoy collaborative processes, coming from devising background. My movement skills include expressive practices, clowning, puppetry and free dance. As a co/director, I like to work physically and include movement in the process. I am passionate about inclusion, especially with regards to body acceptance, fat activism and accessibility.


Theatre Direction:
DIRECTOR, LOVE (watching madness), VAULT Festival 2020, 3 days (4 shows), 2020
DIRECTOR, LOVE (watching madness), Pleasance Courtyard / Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 4 weeks, 2019
CO-DIRECTOR, Cognitions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, 2 weeks, 2017
CO-DIRECTOR, Cognitions, National Student Drama Festival, 1 week, 2017
CO-DIRECTOR, The Play About Calais, Norwich Arts Centre, 3 nights, 2017
CO-DIRECTOR, STEAM, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2 weeks, 2016

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR, The Castle, Greenside @ Infirmary Street / Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2 weeks, 2019
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR, Starved, Hope Theatre, 3 weeks, 2019
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT, - A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten, Nevill Holt Opera, 4 days, 2019
DANCE CAPTAIN/PERFORMER, Beyond The Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers, The Tower of London, 1 week, 2018
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT, Tortoise, National Youth Theatre / The Bunker, 1 week, 2018


MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

BA Hons Drama, University of East Anglia


2-5 years


Movement Direction
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Site Responsive/Immersive
Street Theatre
TV / Film
Working with disabled artists
Working with learning disabled adults / children
Working with Young People