I’m Phil Lunn, improviser.

“Exciting and engaging”—Voice Mag

I perform solo as Phyllida, a glamorous cabaret singer,
and also with improv groups throughout the UK and elsewhere.


Previous international festivals

  • Improfest, Gothenburg (2022)
  • Impro Fest Online, Germany (2020)
  • ImproBubble, Brussels (2020)
  • Improteca, Bucharest (2019)
  • Improdrom, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2019)
  • A Curious Festival, Norway (2019)
  • Espontaneo, Lisbon (2019)
  • BIG IF 5, Barcelona (2018)
  • Improvember, Munich (2018)
  • Neverending, Romania (2018)
  • Brighton Fringe, UK (2018)
  • Improfestival Mainz, Germany (2018)
  • Out Of Bounds, Austin TX (2017)
  • West Coast MIF, San Francisco (2017)
  • Finland Int. Improv Festival (2017)
  • Reykjavík Impro Festival (2017)
  • Impro Amsterdam (2017)
  • Xanthi Comedy Festival, Greece (2016)
  • Tilt, Tallin (2016)
  • Mount Olymprov, Athens (2016)
  • SWIMP, Uppsala (2016 and 2018)
  • Improv Fest Ireland (2015, 2016)
  • Improfest, Gothenburg (2015)

Phyllida Sings!

An evening with a lady who isn't to be forgotten.
You'll love her songs and her conversation, all inspired by the audience.

At VAULT Festival 2023! — Details and tickets here.

The star of the festival
Sirp Magazine, Estonia
My jaw wouldn’t leave the floor
Swimp16, Sweden

Phyllida invites you to a celebration of her life and career. She’ll be sharing her repertoire of songs and stories—songs and stories which are unique for each performance.

The lyrics, the music, and the conversation are all inspired by the audience and created on the spot. From her piano, she’ll tell of her amusing adventures, her incredible career, and her most personal moments.

Upcoming shows

  • Sunday 29 January

    Phyllida Sings...

    VAULT Festival, London

    Tickets here

  • Sunday 9 February

    Phyllida Sings...

    VAULT Festival, London

    Tickets here

  • Thursday 16 February

    Phyllida Sings... (short show)

    Scramble, Vivid Studios

    Tickets here

  • Sunday 5 March

    Phyllida Sings...

    VAULT Festival, London

    Tickets here

  • Sunday 19 March

    Phyllida Sings...

    VAULT Festival, London

    Tickets here

  • Friday 24 March

    Phyllida Sings...

    Improteca, Bucharest

    Tickets here

Improv shows

I perform improv with many incredible groups, sometimes on-stage, and sometimes at the piano.

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I regularly perform on-stage and at the piano with this great group, who have been a fixture of the London scene for many years.

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An improvised musical, reimagining a life that might have been lived, and the parallel universes which may exist.

And I guest perform with many others, including...

I have been the resident musician at various festivals, including Mount Olymprov, Improdrom and Improv Fest Ireland.

I was a leader and the musical director of Music Box for four years.

I'm also proud to have been part of groups such as Scratch Impro, Shotgun and Made Up Like Tarts back when the London improv community was much smaller than it is today.

Upcoming shows

  • Friday 27 January

    Impro comedy with Sprout

    Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton

    Tickets here

Improv teaching

I teach and coach other improvisers, in London and internationally.

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I primarily teach with Hoopla Impro, in London.

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Phil’s course was the perfect balance of fun and learning.
S L, London
Phil was able to make everybody feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.
A A, Tel Aviv
Phil’s workshop really set up goals for me and gave me tools to work on my own.
S X, Athens
The weekend we hired you was (and still is) one of the most fun and memorable weekends of my life!
L C, London


Introduction to Musical Improv

This course covers song structures, rhyming, generating song ideas, and how to use music in your scenes. The next course starts on Monday 12 September and runs for eight weeks. There is more information and tickets available at Hoopla Impro.

Next steps in Musical Improv

In this course, we look at more advanced structures and patterns, and further explore group performances and scene work. There currently isn't a date set for this, though I'm hoping to have one up and running in early 2023.

Other things

You might also see me sometimes teaching sessions on the Beginners or Performance courses at Hoopla.


Making People

Our characters drive the story through their actions and reactions, which in turn is largely driven by their personality. This workshops looks at key personality traits (taken from psychology theory) that are useful to think about when improvising, and using those to develop our characters and to direct how they behave in scenes.

The Core Of The Song

Whether we’re aiming for funny, moving, or a combination of the two, the best songs tend to have a clear hook, catchy lyrics, and a specific concept. Together we can think of these as the ‘core’ of the song. In this workshop, we’ll look at how we lock in on this ‘core’ in order to make our songs fun, memorable, and easier to perform.

All Together!

A workshop dedicated to creating songs as a group. We look at how to share lyrics and movement, and how to keep songs consistent between people. We also look at how to perform like a pop group—it's not all about musical theatre!


I also sometimes coach groups, or run tailored workshops for companies. You can email me to chat about this.