Phil Hurst is a British author from Birmingham, now based in Colchester. He had lived in a number of locations around the UK, including Belfast, Torquay and the Isle of Wight. He has a masters in Creative Writing from Queens University Belfast (2011).
His plays have been performed at Camden Fringe Festival (London) and by the Orpen Players (Colchester). He was shortlisted in the final eight for the BBC Northern Ireland Primetime competition.
You can read more about how I became a writer at my origin story post here.
You can see more information about my writing here.
Masters (with Distinction) from Queens University Belfast in Creative Writing in 2011.
I’ve been enjoying writing for 15 years. I’ve written everything and met all sorts of writers. The below is a list of the highlights of my writing career to date. All theatre unless stated.
Sleeping Beauty (2018) – Orpen Players, Colchester, writer
Cinderella (2014) – Orpen Players, Colchester, co-writer
SCREEN: Contradiction (2013) – Aura Films, London Sci-Fi Festival 48 hour film competition (long list), Colchester, co-writer
Head of State (2012) – Biscuit Tin Readings, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
Coffee Shop (2012) – Writer’s Workshop, Tinderbox Theatre, Belfast
RADIO: Veil (2012) – Queens University creative writing MA, Belfast, co-writer
Fools and their Followers (2011) – Fast and Loose showcase, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
SCREEN: Broken (2011) – Primetime competition (final shortlist), BBC Northern Ireland, Belfast
Even Greedy Bankers Deserve Freedom (2010) – Camden Fringe Festival, Semper Theatre, London
Semper Station (2009-2010) – Semper Theatre, Birmingham
The Experiment (2009) – Accidental Festival, Semper Theatre, London
New Lives (2006) – Leicester University Theatre, Leicester
The Birds (2006) – Leicester University Theatre, Leicester– Co-Writer