Preview: Let’s Talk About Philip, Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: Let’s Talk About Philip, Theatre Royal Winchester

Photo Credit – Elmar Rubio

Audiences are invited to the thought-provoking Let’s Talk About Philip, which comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 11 October.

The story opens after the funeral of Helen’s mother when her father says to her, ‘let’s talk about Philip’ – thus breaking over 30 years of family silence and leading Helen to learn surprising new facts about her brother Philip’s death. She begins her own investigation to discover the hidden story of her brother’s suicide, which takes her to scenes from her childhood, exotic Asian locations, a coroner’s court and the place where her brother died.

The production is written and performed by Gregor Hunt and Helen Wood – who was first drawn to writing comedy shows, but later decided to write about her brother. Let’s Talk About Philip was then performed at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. It is directed by Derek Bond who has worked on productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweet Charity, plus Dragons and Mythical Beasts, which was at the theatre in July.

Let’s Talk About Philip witnesses Helen grappling with loyalty, long-held beliefs and how much we know about the people we love – and will appeal to audiences who enjoy drama and real-life investigations; while it may also be of interest to people who have been bereaved by suicide or are interested in mental health issues.

Let’s Talk About Philip is a Pick Your Price show, meaning audiences can select a ticket price that works best for them – making a range of shows accessible. Ticket options for Let’s Talk About Philip start at £6. This event includes a post-show chat.

Let’s Talk About Philip will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 11 October at 7.30pm. Recommended age: 12+ (contains themes of suicide). For more information or to book tickets visit: or call 01962 840 440.

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