Phelim is a founder member of Improbable and co-artistic director. Improbable company credits include 70 Hill Lane; Lifegame; Animo; Coma; Spirit; Sticky; Cinderella; The Hanging Man; Theatre of Blood in collaboration with The National Theatre; Panic;Beauty and the Beast in co-production with ONEOFUS; The Tempest a co-production with Northern Stage and Oxford Playhouse, Opening Skinners Box a co-production with Northern Stage and West Yorkshire Playhouse and, most recently Lost Without Words a co-production with The National Theatre.
Also, for Improbable, Phelim has directed an array of operas such as Philip Glass’ Satyagraha; The Perfect American and most recently, Akhnaten, as well as Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte in collaboration with the English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. He will be directing Aida for ENO this Autumn.
Other productions he has directed include the Olivier Award winning Shockheaded Peter; Alex at The Arts Theatre; The Ghost Downstairs at Leicester Haymarket; Dr Faustus and Improbable Tales at Nottingham Playhouse and The Servant of Two Masters, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Government Inspector at West Yorkshire Playhouse.