Phoenix Theatre presents 'City of Angels'

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13-16 November 2019
Aberdeen Arts Centre

Winner of the 1989 Tony Award for Best Musical, City of Angels is funny, biting, full of wit and, featuring a sensational jazz-infected score by Cy Coleman, it is one of the most unusual musicals you’ll ever see.

Based on the private eye movies of the 1940s, the story centres around the character of Stine, a fiction writer, who is trying to adapt one of his detective novels into a screenplay. The scenes move from the ‘real life’ Hollywood cast, in glorious technicolour, to the ‘on-screen’ characters created by Stine. In the style of a film noir, the ‘reel scenes’ are, of course, in black and white. As the suspense in the detective mystery builds, at the same time, the problems in Stine’s personal life escalate, bringing the show to an astonishing finale.

Larry Gelbart’s inspired plot and intriguing characters are brilliantly intertwined, with nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat moments. In the style of big-band swing, Cy Coleman’s music, with lyrics by David Zippel, is utterly infectious.


Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'The Greatest Show'

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20-22 February 2020
Aberdeen Arts Centre

An exciting production in support of Grampian Women's Aid.

Inspired by the joyous and inspirational Hugh Jackman film, allow the performers of Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Youth Theatre to present a fantastic night of show-stopping musical numbers and that wow-factor that has set Phoenix apart for the past 30 years.


Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'Oliver!'

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23-27 June 2020
Aberdeen Arts Centre

As musicals go, Oliver! is quite extraordinary. A milestone in British musical theatre, the original stage production ran for a massive 2,618 performances and the film version collected no less than 6 Oscars, including the award for 'Best Picture' in 1968.

The harmonic plight of Master Twist brings us to Dickensian London where Oliver comes upon a host of colourful characters, including the irrepressible Artful Dodger, the miserly Fagin and his gang, the villainous Bill Sykes and Nancy, who tries to help Oliver escape their clutches.  With hit song after hit song, such as 'Boy for Sale', 'Where Is Love?', 'Consider Yourself', 'Oom-Pah-Pah' and 'As Long As He Needs Me', Lionel Bart's score is truly glorious!

In this lyrical tale about the boy who asked for more, Phoenix Youth Theatre will conjure up a magical theatrical entertainment for the entire family.


Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'Annie'

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27-30 January 2021
His Majesty's Theatre

Phoenix Theatre is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary by going back to the show that started it all off back in January 1991.

Annie, a gritty, red-headed orphan, decides to run away from the New York orphanage, run by the intolerable Miss Hannigan, who loves her alcohol-filled hip flask rather more than the orphans in her care. Luckily, Annie is present when Grace Farrell, private secretary to the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives at the Orphanage to select an orphan to spend Christmas with Mr Warbucks. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, her small-time criminal brother, Rooster, and his tarty girlfriend, Lily, cook up a plan to masquerade as Annie’s parents and claim a $50,000 reward for them to come forward.

Will Annie find her parents?  Will there be a happy ending?