Phil Cato

Phil Cato

Age: 21
Borough: Hackney
Employer: Sadler’s Wells Production
Job title: Producing and Touring Intern

Phil attended school in Hackney and is a promising young producer who has honed his skills producing musical theatre whilst studying at the University of York. He’s worked on numerous university productions and is passionate about musical theatre. He has previously worked on productions that have been taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe. He has been placed in the production department at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Phil perceived a real lack of interesting entry-level theatre roles. Without existing experience and a network of contacts he was daunted by the prospect of getting that first paid job. Careers in production and theatre are often characterised by long stints working on unpaid projects and internships at the beginning. STEP is a chance to get that first rung on the career ladder in a paid secure role, which is the only way Phil would have been able to live out his ambition.