From The Village Idiot To No Nonsense Lawyer

This article relates to the following productions of Princess Pumpalot
2014 Edinburgh Fringe
Guffy having tea on Victoria Terrace

While many actors are competing with each other for ONE role in a stage production, Philip Kingscott of Deans in Livingston will be appearing in THREE shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Philip will be appearing as Guffy in the children’s show Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess at 11.30am, as Callum Patterson in Silence in Court at 4:30pm and also as Callum Patterson in Conflict in Court at 6:30pm The shows and the roles he plays are not only miles apart in content but hours apart in time.

Philip said, “The only way to learn as an actor is to take on new and interesting characters and certainly Guffy and Callum Patterson are very different characters. It’s Jekyll and Hyde! I just hope I don’t get the shows mixed up.”

Writer/Producer of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess Robin Mitchell said, “To be playing three roles throughout the entire run of the Edinburgh Fringe is a great challenge and very demanding. I just hope he’s got a good alarm clock.”

Philip's recent stage roles have included leads with Theatre Alba (Saint Joan, Suddenly Last Summer, Bedtime Story) and UK and Italy tours with Peapod Productions (The Reindeer Monologues, The Garden, Passing Through), plus roles with Siege Perilous, Wildworks, Tron Theatre, Traverse Theatre and The Arches. He will be opening his new one-man show The Moonlit Road and other ghostly tales at Howden Park Centre on Halloween.

In addition to the performance roles, Philip is the founder and Artistic Director of Peapod Productions. He has also taught and directed with youth drama, and currently serves on the board of local youth theatre Firefly Arts.

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess, Silence in Court and Conflict in Court are on at the New Town Theatre in George Street, Edinburgh 31st July - 24th August (not 12).