Simon Phillips


In his 12 years at MTC, Simon Phillips directed more than thirty-five productions, while overseeing the planning and building of the Company’s new home, the MTC Theatre, and its new Headquarters in Sturt Street. He began his long association with MTC as an Associate Director between 1987 and 1989 and returned to the Company throughout the nineties. His work for MTC has crossed all genre boundaries and include acclaimed productions of Songs for Nobodies, Richard III, Ninety, Rock ’n’ Roll, The Pillowman, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cyrano de Bergerac, Urinetown, The Visit, The Blue Room, Proof, Company, Bombshells, Man the Balloon, Great Expectations, What the Butler Saw, The Importance of Being Earnest, Serious Money, Tristram Shandy – Gent, Dreams in an Empty City, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Amy’s View and Arcadia.

Simon won Green Room Awards for Best Direction for Richard III (2010), August: Osage County (2009), Lulu (Opera Australia 2003), Proof (2002), Bombshells (2001), Company (2000); and Helpmann Awards for Best Direction of a Play for Inheritance (2004); Best Presentation for Children and Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production for Twinkle Twinkle Little Fish; Best Direction of a Musical for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2006); and Best Direction of a Play for Richard III (2010).