Philip Goulding

Philip’s previous collaborations with Alan Edward Williams are:  12 Storeys High – a song cycle for soprano and solo piano (Zoe Milton-Brown/Gavin Wayte at Bridgewater Hall & Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), the award-winning choral song sequence Divers Winged Creatures (MDR Rundfunkchor, Leipzig), and Wonder: a Scientific Oratorio (BBC Philharmonic/BBC Singers/Salford Choral Society).

Philip has written over thirty stage plays, including Then He Kissed Me (Royal Theatre Northampton),  Waiting for Elvis (New Perspectives), Heading West (Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse), Wake Up Little Suzie! (Oldham Coliseum/Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke), Feels Like the First Time (Oldham Coliseum), Went Down to the Crossroads (Courtyard Theatre London), Horse or River (Oldham Coliseum Outreach/Oldham Race Equality Partnership) and A Fine Bright Day Today (Oldham Coliseum, New Vic Theatre, Stoke). His play Strange Lands won 1st Prize in the International Theatre Institute Playwriting Competition 2002 and was produced in Athens and at the Courtyard Theatre, London.

His adaptations include The Titfield Thunderbolt (Bill Kenwright/Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Toad of Toad Hall (Alberta Theatre Projects), The Wind in the Willows (Basingstoke Haymarket), The Mayor of Casterbridge (Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse), The Road to Nab End (Oldham Coliseum), Doc Faust! – A Wild West Musical (Maine Performing Arts Festival), and a version of Gogol’s The Government Inspector (Watermill Theatre Newbury, Oldham Coliseum). For television he has written Keeper (Channel 4) and he was a co-writer of the BBC documentary Deadliest Crash: the Le Mans 1955 Disaster (Bigger Picture Films). For radio he has written A Fat Man Eats the Moon and The Dilemma for RTE (Dublin) and Unexpected Vonnegut – an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story Who Am I This Time? for BBC Radio 4. His poetry has been published in various anthologies, including Hard Lines 3 (Faber) and Outposts.

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