Former Student Will is New Primary Tutor

Former Phoenix student William Edden is the new Primary Drama tutor for our Wednesday evening Bishop’s Stortford class at Birchwood High School

Will started his acting career with a Phoenix production of The Wizard of Oz at age seven, playing a Munchkin. From there, he attended regular classes at Phoenix, appearing in multiple shows. His first professional credit came when he appeared as Nipper in Cameron Mackintosh’s west end production of Oliver! the musical. He then went on to appear as Gavroche in Les Miserables, work with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a production of Ahasverus and play the role of The Artful Dodger (pictured above right) in the UK natioonal tour of Oliver!

Will attended East 15 Drama School, and upon leaving, he performed in various plays at the Southwark Playhouse, Etcetera Theatre and the Golden Goose Theatre. He has worked in film and TV productions with ITV, the University of Westminster and Met Film School. He is an active member of the National Youth Theatre. Most recently, Will appeared as an ugly stepsister at the Sub rooms in Stroud and as a mechanical at The Opera Holland Park’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Will will return to Stroud this year to play Muddles in Creative Director Phil Dale’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs