From Sydney, NSW
HOOTING & HOWLING
by Phil Spencer
“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)
Writer/Performer: Phil Spencer
This project was originally developed through the Sydney Theatre Company Rough Draft program.
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING 2016/2017
Mixing stand-up comedy, storytelling and live music, HOOTING & HOWLING is a true story of soul searching, wise cracking and good old fashioned ghost hunting.
Join playwright and raconteur Phil Spencer (Story Club ABC 2, Boxing Day) and banjopicking songstress Julia Johnson for a comedic journey through life, death and the afterlife via Sydney’s own Alcatraz.
Directed by award-winning director Scarlet McGlynn (Show Me Yours, Boxing Day) HOOTING & HOWLING is a tale of one man’s induction into the realm of the supernatural and his desperate efforts to resist being an atheist ‘know it all’ as a group of eccentric hobbyists attempt to make contact with the unknown, armed with only torches and a packet of ginger snap biscuits.
Weaving a heartfelt and fright filled tale with a handful of new songs by the utterly magical Julia Johnson, HOOTING & HOWLING is simple story telling at its very best.
Press for Phil Spencer's previous shows:
“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)
“Spencer’s agile performance is deeply compelling” (Daily Review on Destroyer of Worlds)
“Spencer is charming, sincere and bubbling with relatable anger and doubt.” (Radio Adelaide on Destroyer of Worlds)