Time Out says
Posted: Thu Sep 13 2012
Phoenix had an auspicious start in 1930 when it opened with a cast including Gertrude Lawrence and a young Laurence Olivier in Noël Coward's 'Private Lives'. It went on to stage a mix of highbrow dramas and musicals before committing to the latter genre when Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers' took up residency in 1991 – and it hasn't shifted since.
What's on at Phoenix Theatre
West End, Musicals
A brand-new British musical based (yet again) on a hit film. This time it's the turn of 2002 Brit-flick comedy 'Bend It Like Beckham' which marked Keira Knightley as a one-to-watch. The stage version has music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart,...
Musicals, West End
- Rating: 4/5
It’s easy to sneer at star casting: the parachuting in of big-name performers from film or music. often with little stage experience, into long-running West End shows in a bid to get bums on seats. And the appearance of former Boyzone star Ronan Keating...