Philip is a playwright, a writer of short stories and a performer. You can contact him on:


He reads his stories at public and private events. He has created and performed two one-man shows, and can even come to your own home to give live Gig in the House readings (though generally only when invited to do so…..). He also acts with various local companies - and recently as Eddie the Eagle's dad in 'Fly Eddie Fly' on the main stage at the Cheltenham Everyman.


His work for the stage includes:


Charlie - a play exploring the rewards and challenges of living with a disabled child - a winner in the Gloucestershire Postcode new writing competition, professionally performed script-in-hand at Prema in Gloucestershire. Three night run with The Phoenix Players in September 2014 at The Kings Theatre, Gloucester. Also with The Cotswold Players at Cotswold Playhouse 5-9 April 2022.


Herbie and The Saints - a play with songs about Southampton Football Club - professionally performed at Southampton’s Nuffield Studio Theatre in summer 2011.


But Not Gagged - a short play looking at the relationship of a disabled young woman and her non-disabled boyfriend - chosen from 350 entries and performed at the second Waterford Festival of New Plays in 2011.


Celebrity Love Hero - a one man comedy show about love, celebrity and a drawn test match between England and South Africa! - performed at The North Devon Fringe Festival in 2010.


Carrying On - a short play about responses to a messed up world - performed in Theatre West's new writing season at the Alma Theatre in Bristol in November 2012.


In A Sense - a short play about responsibility and disability, selected for a programme of new writing - Nine Lives - professionally performed at Cheltenham Everyman Studio and at The Landor in Clapham in January 2014.


Click here for more on Philip's plays. You can listen to the songs from Herbie and The Saints and download them here.

Philip’s 15 minute stories are written for adults (but he insists that calling them ‘adult stories’ would suggest something else entirely). They are great fun, contemporary, humorous and sometimes rather touching. He has read them at The Green Man Festival, Stroud Short Stories and at his own Short Stories for Grown-Ups evenings in Stroud. He has read twice at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, including his winners of the Gloucestershire Writers Network 2015 and 2022 short story competitions. He has also performed his work at Story Fridays in Bath and at The Cheltenham Everyman Studio. He is toured his Short Stories show in 2023 and is touring an all-new show in 2024.


Click here for more on Philip’s stories and a chance to read Mrs Brownlow’s Daughter – or listen to Philip reading it here.


If you want to catch Philip’s stuff being performed, click here for Forthcoming Shows. And if you’d like to book him to come and read some of his stories at your own home or for a unique private party, click here to find out more about Gig in the House.

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