Pip Utton - The Man
Pip Utton was born, raised and educated in Cannock, Staffs and eventually trained as a gemmologist.
After several years in amateur dramatics, Pip turned professional in 1996. He has since played a wide variety of roles, including Salieri in Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Edmund Kean in Flashes of Lightning and Falstaff in Henry IV Part I, for which he won the Bristol Evening Post, Best Actor award. Other recent work includes Septimus Harding in The Barchester Chronicles with Wessex Actors Company, the title role in Macbeth and Henry in Lion in Winter (winning Best Actor in South West) for The Merlin Theatre in Frome. Pip recently played Hitler in the BBC’s Days that shook the world.
Pip first became well known for his portrayal of Tony Hancock in Hancock's Last Half-Hour by Heathcote Williams which became a 'fringe cult' at the Edinburgh festival over four seasons. Hancock also played for a month at the Polish National Ballet Theatre in Warsaw and has toured all over the UK.
In 1997 Pip wrote Adolf and it
premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Southside Laboratory (cap 24) and
won widespread critical acclaim including Spirit Of The Fringe Award. It
returned to Edinburgh in 1998 at Roman Eagle Lodge, and repeated its success
selling out two shows a day and winning a nomination for The Stage Awards, Best
Actor. Also in 1998, Pip premiered his own adaptation of Louis de Berniere's
Labels at Southside and played Elsie in Elsi and Norm’s Macbeth at
the Roman Eagle Lodge.
Between the Edinburgh festivals of 1999
and 2004, Pip’s work has toured widely.
played major tours of The Netherlands, Belgium, and Eire as
well as touring widely in UK, and is planned for a season in Berlin 2005. It has
been translated into four languages and a tour in Flemish is planned 2005/6.
Pip is a Fourth-term director of the Edinburgh Fringe Board, Artistic Director of the Wessex Actors Company, Playwright in residence at the Merlin Theatre Frome, and Artistic Director of his own touring company.
Although he would very much like one, Pip has neither an acting nor literary agent at present!
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Pip Utton Theatre Company