Press Testimonials


“It’s been great to have Phil Lowe join us as part of The Big Issue UK’s arts reviewing team. His writing is knowledgeable and thorough, and I appreciate his proactive, professional approach, particularly when a quick turn-around is required for a tight deadline.”  Vicky Carroll. The Big Issue.

“Philip has been a guest on my Sunday Morning Show on Nottingham Hospitals Radio and turned out to be very knowledgeable on the subject of theatre and down to earth. He is very open in his thinking and actively enjoys comparing opinions on the theatre.” Kev Castle

“Phil has a highly skilled, articulate style; methodical and well-researched in his approach. Phil’s writing technique is adaptable across a broad spectrum of publications. Having worked with Phil on numerous occasions at Nottingham Playhouse, Phil has always met my expectations and never failed to deliver on commissioned pieces of work. I would encourage any Marketing/ Communications team in an Arts venue to use Phil Lowe as a freelance writer/reviewer.”
Jo McLeish. The Media Room.

“Phil, thanks so much for your review of Rhapsody, Magic of Queen. It is a really comprehensive, interesting and well written review, letter perfect on names etc. We wish other people took as much trouble and did as much research to get it all right. A BIG thank you from us and we hope that our paths get to cross another time.” Sarah and David Clarke – Rhapsody management.

“As one of Sardines magazine’s top journalists, Phil Lowe contributes regular well-received articles ranging from celebrity cover stories to specially compiled features such as our recent First World War Centenary special. In the magazine publishing industry, professionalism, creativity and efficiency are of paramount importance – thankfully Phil has all three in abundance.” Paul Johnson. Editor-in-Chief

“Phil Lowe, through his many roles in profiling and supporting the arts, is a fantastic and much valued contact for us at Derby Theatre. He engages with, and invests in, all strands of our work through conducting interviews and writing previews, blogs and reviews. He is also an active participant and audience member – his experiences from which also feed in to the positive profile he provides us with. When conducting interviews with actors, directors, writers etc. he is always thoroughly professional, prepared and always extremely courteous to his interviewees. Thank you, Phil for being an immense support and ambassador for Derby Theatre and the arts in the region.” Heidi McKenzie (Press & Marketing Officer, Derby Theatre)

“Phil Lowe is passionate and knowledgeable about the arts. With sound research and an eye for detail, as well as the ability to place his writing, he brings the ‘story’ into a much wider arts context. His work has driven audience interest to Midland Academy of Dance and Drama and to Flamenço Edition. These are two clients whose profiles continue to grow in the sector thanks to Philip’s balanced and well thought out coverage.” Simon Harper PR.

Phil’s theatre reviews are always comprehensive, showing a real depth of knowledge of the subject and his use of language is lively, making each piece an interesting read. You can tell that he loves the theatre and wants to pass on that passion to others.” Simon Wilson, Entertainment Editor, Nottingham Post.

Phil Lowe can be contacted by email:

Twitter account @EM_Theatre


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