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Phil Zachariah


Phil is a graduate of the National Theatre, with a background in science and a great deal of splashing about in theatre-in-education, including three years performing for the CSIRO Science Education Centre. He has also sung for the Victoria State Opera and gigged with Harry Kewell.

He was heard on ABC Radio National, in a series on critics, as both John Ruskin and George Bernard Shaw; he’s played Sigmund Freud, Prospero and Juliet’s nurse, and appeared as H.G. Wells in ABC2’s The Bazura Project.

In 2003, Phil and director James Adler developed Charles Dickens performs A Christmas Carol, and he has toured in it ever since, reveling in the role and the story. The Eagle’s Nest Theatre production travels to schools and is a regular fixture each December at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre.

This summer, Phil has been on a World Tour with Mr Dickens, playing him across Europe, the UK, New Zealand and Asia.

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