Evita, a classic in the Lloyd Webber canon, is revised by Bill Kenwright Ltd for the West End's Phoenix Theatre. The story is set in Argentina and focuses on the life of political leader Eva Perón (Emma Hatton), with the musical opening at her death and leading us through the years of power and relationships which leads to her defeat, narrated by Che (Gina Marco Schiaretti), a member of the public and witness to the political uprise. Hatton was last seen playing the green lady in Wicked, and … [Read more...]
Phoenix Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews for Come From Away
COME FROM AWAY
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. Winner of 4 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Come From Away has taken the West End by storm. Playing to nightly standing ovations at London's Phoenix Theatre, Come From Away also continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada.
This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these 'come from aways' into their lives.
As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.
Awarded the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley's production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Olivier Award-winning writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
The Phoenix Theatre London
While the elevation of this theatre which fronts onto Charing Cross Road looks somewhat simplistic, the art deco interior which was designed by the Russian director and designer Theodore Komisarjevsky is superb. In the 1970′s the entrance to the theatre was moved from Charing Cross Road to Phoenix Street, while the Advance Box Office is half-way between the two in Charing Cross Road.
In 1986 part of the adjacent car park, which had been a former bomb site, was used to build a cinema, and this has now been demolished to make way for residential development. Karl Marx once lived in the building which is one of the oldest in Soho. But its claim to fame in the 20th century was as “Leoni’s Quo Vadis”, one of London’s most respected Italian restaurants founded in the 1930s by Peppino Leoni.
The charm of the ground floor restaurant with its stained glass windows and relatively simple interior has been restored and a menu devised whose range and quality have won instant acclaim. The striking works of art displayed within the restaurant are created in honour to such luminaries as Lucio Fontana and Alberto Giacometti.
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0JP
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Tube Lines: Central, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
Railway Station: Euston
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Car Park: Chinatown
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop and Toilets
The story of an ordinary woman’s meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set to captivate West End audiences again as it makes a much-anticipated return to London, playing 12 weeks at the Phoenix Theatre from 28th July to 14th October 2017, with a press Gala performance on Wednesday 2nd August at 7.00pm. The season marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón which will be commemorated in Argentina in July. This enigmatic figure, whose rise from … [Read more...]
As society continues to battle sexism in all industries, young women are searching for strong and confident female role models who will stand up for gender equality. The Girls by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is a new musical comedy that tackles societal ideals and on-going gender stereotypes through the acceptance of others. In order to raise money for a hospital settee in honour of Annie’s (Joanna Riding) husband, six Yorkshire women from the Women’s Institute pose nude for a calendar. The … [Read more...]
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the Dress Rehearsal of their new musical comedy THE GIRLS at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28th January at 2.30pm. Tickets will be available in person from the theatre box office at 10.00am on Saturday 28 January on a first-come-first-served basis, on presentation of their NHS ID card as proof of employment – a maximum of two tickets per NHS ID. Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on … [Read more...]
Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that the new UK production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, currently wowing audiences around the country on its UK tour, will play a season in the West End this Christmas (2016), mambo-ing into the Phoenix Theatre for thirty performances only from 6th to 31st December 2016. Starring Lewis Griffiths as ‘Johnny Castle’, Katie Hartland as ‘Baby Houseman’ and Carlie Milner as ‘Penny Johnson’, the UK tour has taken over … [Read more...]