Phil is a writer, performer & creative producer. Originally from the UK, he grew up in semi-rural South Oxfordshire (the rough bit) and spent many years living and working in the city of Glasgow (the posh bit). He now lives in Sydney where he makes comedy, theatre and stories for radio. Phil is an associate artist at the Griffin Theatre, co-artistic director of Tin Shed Theatre Company, co-festival director for the annual Bondi Feast festival and workshop director for Story Club. He is also a regular on the Sunday morning radio show Versus on FBi Radio with Eddie Sharp.
Phil was the recipient of Peggy Ramsey Foundation Award for Writers and has been shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Playwright Award not once, not twice, but thrice (but still hasn’t won it – he’s pretty sure it’s rigged).
Phil has performed in lounge rooms across Sydney, arts festivals across Australia and in shitty rooms above pubs the world over. His most recent show credits include; Hooting & Howling (Regional NSW Tour, Lorne Arts Festival, Sydney Theatre Company Rough Draft) Glorious Pomegranate (Sydney Fringe), All Lost in the Supermarket (Sydney Writers Festival), Destroyer of Worlds by Caleb Lewis (Adelaide Fringe), You And Whose Army? (UK tour), One Man Show by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor & Andrew Hansen (Australian Tour), Boxing Day (NSW tour), The Great Apeth (The Old Fitz) and Bluey (Battersea Arts Centre, London, Melbourne Fringe, The Arches Glasgow).
Here are some of the good things people have said about Phil's work;
“Spencer’s charm and winning on-stage charisma is simply delightful.” ✮✮✮✮ (The Brag)
"Phil Spencer, the Dave Allen of modern storytelling, sans the scotch and half finger." (ABC 702)
“Phil Spencer has written a script so rich in character and plots that you’re hooked from the get go… There are too many laugh-out-loud moments to mention.” ✮✮✮✮ (The Brag on Boxing Day)
Here are some of the bad things people have said about Phil's work;
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