Philip Wharam

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Philip Wharam is a former member of the UK wine trade. He is now a writer[1] and historian, specialising in the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

Career[edit]

His play, Mengele,[2] co-written with and starring Tim Marriott is currently touring the UK and Europe and is showing at the Edinburgh Festival[3] and Ludlow Fringe[4] in 2017. It has recently toured in Crete[5] and is scheduled for New York[6] along with Smokescreen's production of Shellshock[7] in September 2017.

A video trailer of the play is available on YouTube.[8]

He has written two novels, Greed[9] and Right to Live,[10] both of which are Random House First Prize Koestler Award winners. The play, Mengele,[11] draws material from Right to Live,[12] a fact-based historical novel which centres on Josef Mengele, the so-called Todesengel, or "Angel of Death" of Auschwitz-Birkenau, infamous for his selection process on the railhead ramps within that Extermination Camp.

Education[edit]

Cardiff High School, Royal Holloway College, The Open University.

Personal life[edit]

He is the only son of Tom Wharam[13] and Eve Wharam. He is married to Chelmsford Hypnotherapist Lynfa Wharam.[14] He has one son, David Wharam and two step-children, Rhiannon Lawson and Robert Lawson.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL7388976A/Philip_Wharam
  2. ^ https://theatre503.com/whats-on/edinburgh-preview-season-2017/edinburgh-preview-2017-mengele/
  3. ^ https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/776050-mengele/
  4. ^ http://www.ludlowfringe.co.uk/page.php?Plv=1&P1=15&P2=&P3=&id=201
  5. ^ https://www.kissamosnews.com/2017/06/mengele-theatre-performance-in-english-chania-3rd-5th-june/
  6. ^ http://www.sohoplayhouse.com/event/c7f9de3bbe89c331d912d82cbbbabd8c
  7. ^ http://sceneoneplus.co.uk/shell-shock/
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuTVuWL1Axc
  9. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greed-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00DUKPCZA
  10. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Right-Live-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00EO4Q1A6
  11. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/off-west-end-theatre/shows/mengele_134177/cast/
  12. ^ http://philipwharam.com/2015/02/15/right-to-live-published/
  13. ^ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SRhFAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1899&lpg=PA1899&dq=tom+wharam+royal+navy&source=bl&ots=uwQMPPLHRt&sig=nXwgoS60pdlIqA02qfH82M07C7c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrwvrkkbvUAhXBfFAKHdXXCSkQ6AEIQzAG#v=onepage&q=tom%20wharam%20royal%20navy&f=false
  14. ^ http://chelmsfordhypnotherapist.com/