Written and performed by Phil Differ
A schoolboy's dream. To be a professional footballer, to play at the highest level, to represent his country and to usurp the crown of his school's greatest hero: Leeds United and Scotland legend Billy Bremner. The schoolboy was comedian Phil Differ and his dream came with a plan - to get into the school team, to impress with every game and to eclipse Bremner's incredible career through his own spectacular achievements… only one thing stands in Phil's way... himself! Discover the fruits of Phil's failure in this autobiographical one-man show.
“A show not to be missed!”
“Wonderful, funny, nostalgic.”
“Proof that men never grow up - not always a bad thing!”
“It's his deft, understated delivery that's winning”
“Happy to poke fun at himself”
Phil Differ started as a writer for sketch shows such as A Kick up the Eighties, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Three of a Kind and Little and Large.
Creator of the iconic ‘Only an Excuse?' starring Jonathan Watson which began as a radio show in 1986 before spawning three chart-topping cassettes, seven sell-out stage tours, and between 1993 and 2020 was the mainstay of BBC Scotland's New Year schedule.
Phil is a multi-award-winning television and radio producer, including Royal Television Society ‘Outstanding Contribution' award 2021.
Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Glasgow Caledonian University in recognition of television scriptwriting and commitment to students.
Author of critically acclaimed play ‘Smile' (2019) about legendary Scottish football manager Jim McLean.
Senior Producer/Director of The Comedy Unit, the BBC department/production company responsible for - among others - Naked Video, Rab C. Nesbitt, City Lights, Scotch and Wry, The Ferguson Theory, Chewin' the Fat, Still Game.
‘I love Phil Differ, he's the quiet genius of Scottish comedy' Rory Bremner
“A brilliant and very entertaining show which brought back many happy memories of when I taught at St Modan's High School in the 1970s. I had the privilege of teaching Phil Differ and was there when former pupil Billy Bremner came to visit the school. This is a MUST-see show.” Dennis Canavan, ex-MP/MSP and Phil's former Maths teacher
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