Philip Witcomb

Philip Witcomb

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Philip Witcomb | Set & Costume Designer 

Philip is a prolific and critically acclaimed set & costume designer whose work spans across both sides of the Atlantic; with over 20 years experience, his UK accolades include nominations for Best Design at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, TMA Theatre Awards, and prestigious Linbury Prize. 

Philip most recently designed Mame at the Hope Mill Theatre, for which he has been nominated for a 2020 WhatsOnStage Award - Best Costume Design. In America he recent remounted Lucia Di Lammermoor for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, KS. He next designs Atlantis for the Tivoli Theatre in Denmark, and Carousel for Kilworth House Theatre.

Recent Set & Costume Design credits for theatre include: Stones in His Pockets (Minack Theatre); Cats, Guys & Dolls, South Pacific, Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Milwaukee Rep Theatre, WI – winner of Best Designer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); Moment (Studio Theatre, WA); The Good Peaches, Little Shop of Horrors (Cleveland Play House, OH - winner of Outstanding Scenic Design, Broadway World for The Good Peaches); The Winter’s Tale (Peoples Light and Theatre Company, PA); A Wind In The Willows Christmas (Two River Theatre Company, NJ); Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FL – winner of Best Scenic Design, Carbonell Awards); 9 To 5 The Musical (North Shore Music Theatre, MA); Death Tax, In The Next Room Or The Vibrator Play (Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY); Hormonal Housewives (UK Tour); Beauty and the Beast, Othello, Educating Rita (Citizens Theatre); Wind In The Willows (Derby Live Theatre); Othello (Ludlow Festival Theatre); Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Hull Truck); Travels With My Aunt (Royal Theatre, Northampton); Aladdin (Harrogate Theatre); The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Dundee Rep); Dick Whittington and his Cat (Salisbury Playhouse); The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory); London Assurance (Watermill Theatre & UK Tour).

Recent credits for opera include: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Kansas City, KS/IU Opera Theatre, Bloomington, IN); Rodelinda (IU Opera theatre, Bloomington, IN).

Philip trained at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, and began his career at the acclaimed Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.