Spotlight on playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell 


Laura Silverman

'I have all Mum's old clothes and we share the same hairdresser,' says Phoebe Eclair-Powell of her comedian mother Jenny

‘I have all Mum’s old clothes and we share the same hairdresser,’ says Phoebe Eclair-Powell of her comedian mother Jenny

WHO? The sparky 27-year-old playwright from South London describes herself as ‘a mini-me of my mum’ – the comedian Jenny Eclair. They have the same bleach-blonde hair (‘We even go to the same hairdresser’), colourful dress sense (‘I have all her old clothes’) and talent, too. This autumn, her hit Edinburgh Fringe show Epic Love and Pop Songs transfers to London.

BIG BREAK As a teenager, Phoebe belonged to a youth theatre company and made ‘mad films about hamsters’ at an after-school club. She opted for Oxford University over acting, but couldn’t stay away from the theatre after graduation. She worked as a PA…



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