Cast & Creative
Franz Liebkind (until 16 May)
“Jupitus is undoubtedly an excellent improviser and there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching his quick wit at work” – Broadway Baby
Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’S Pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and his live stand up shows, he is currently in the West End production of Urinetown playing the part of Caldwell B. Cladwell. He also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).
On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition he has had numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.
In the autumn of 2009 Phill graced the West End stage in the hit musical Hairspray playing Edna Turnblad receiving critical acclaim for his performance. In 2011 Jupitus played King Arthur in the UK and Irish tour of Spamalot and he starred in ‘Big Society’ for 19 nights at the Leeds City Varieties the following year. Most recently he appeared in the play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
Phill became the first broadcasted voice on BBC 6 Music when the station first launched in 2002 and continued to host the Breakfast Show until 2007. In 2010 his critically acclaimed book was published, Good Morning Nantwich – Adventures In Breakfast Radio, where not only does Phill discover the answer but finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.
“A talented, focused wordsmith” – Fest