Phil Spencer and Julia Johnson Bring HOOTING & HOWLING to Melbourne Fringe
Mixing storytelling, stand-up and live music, HOOTING & HOWLING is a real-life, late-night tale of ghost hunting.
Join award-winning talky taker Phil Spencer (Story Club, Griffin Theatre Company, ABC Radiotonic) and banjo picking songstress Julia Johnson (Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens) for a comedic journey through life, death and the Great Unknowable.
Let wordsmith and joke-maker Phil Spencer, "the Dave Allen of modern storytelling "(ABC 702) bundle you up in his sleeping bag (not in a creepy way) as he regales you with campfire tale about Sydney's own Alcatraz.
HOOTING & HOWLING is a rich and comedic story 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 snaps.
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.
Having smashed it with audiences at the Sydney Theatre Company, Lorne Arts Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and playing to tens of...well...tens of punters (they loved it) on a recent regional NSW tour, HOOTING & HOWLING is packing its bags and heading to Melbourne Fringe for 6 shows only at the infamous Butterfly Club.
Show Details: Hooting & Howling
Dates: 20 Sept - 25 Sept 2017
Time: 7.00pm (55min)
Venue: The Butterfly Club
About Phil Spencer
Phil is a writer, performer & storyteller. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sydney where he makes comedy, theatre and stuff for radio. Phil is an associate artist at the Griffin Theatre Company, and regularly performs at Story Club, The Moth, Late Night Library and the Sydney Writers' Festival. Phil was the recipient of Peggy Ramsey Foundation Award for Writers and has performed in lounge rooms across Sydney, arts festivals across Australia and in shitty rooms above pubs the world over. So far his travels have taken him to Lorne Arts Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Adelaide Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre, London, Melbourne Fringe, The Arches Glasgow and he recently drove to BroKen Hill in outback NSW to do a show to 11 people. Yep, 11 human people. They bloody loved it.