Pop Divas Live! Revamped for 2022 Phoenix Theatre Group’s flagship touring production Pop Divas Live! has undergone a massive transformation over the Christmas period. Whilst the team were busy working on our record-breaking pantomime run at The Sub Rooms in Stroud our graphic design partners have been working on an exciting new brand for the show. The new brand coincides with a redesign of the show itself with new artists (Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa) added as well as new video production and additional songs from existing artists already in the show. Managing Director Clive Edwards said [...]
Beauty and the Beast in Stroud was a “Triumph!” Phoenix Theatre Group's first pantomime at the Sub Rooms in Stroud broke box office records for the Gloucestershire based venue, despite the ongoing problems with the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-present threat of government forced closures. Whilst many pantomimes across the country were pulling shows due to COVID-19 infections and poor ticket sales, our production completed its full run to critical acclaim from audiences, who loved the broad family appeal of the show. Sub Rooms trustee Hugh Phillimore, who was integral in bringing the production to the venue was delighted [...]
Primary and Intermediate classes work together after change in venue Our Bishop's Stortford Primary and Intermediate classes were able to work together after the Primary class moved to Birchwood High School for the first time. Both classes ran concurrently, but the Primary class used to take place just a few hundred yards down the road at All Saints Primary School. The Intermediate class takes place in the Main Hall whilst the Primary class takes place in the adjacent Drama Studio. Now that both classes are in the same venue, Creative Director Phil Dale highlighted a number of benefits. “The [...]
Whole School Saffron Hall Showcase On Sale Now! We are delighted to announce that tickets for our whole school showcase - The Existential Elf and Other Christmas Stories - are now on sale at the Saffron Hall box office. The show involves children aged pre-school to 18 from all three of their branches in Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden. Featuring acting, singing, dancing and film-making, the show promises to delight family and friends as they celebrate Christmas in their very own unique and Phoenix way! Click here to purchase tickets online. Alternatively, call the Saffron Hall Box Office [...]
Theatre School Autumn Term Dates Phoenix Theatre School classes start on the following dates for the Autumn term: Saffron Walden - Monday 6th September Bishop’s Stortford - Wednesday 8th September Harlow - Saturday 11th September Class times and venues remain the same for all locations. This term students will be working towards our Christmas showcase on Sunday 12th December at the world-renowned Saffron Hall. Please keep the date free and full details on this event will follow in due course.
Panto Contract with The Sub Rooms in Stroud Secured We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be returning to pantomime action this Christmas having agreed a 3-year deal to produce pantomime for The Sub Rooms in Stroud, Gloucestershire. This Christmas we will be bringing a production of Beauty and the Beast to Stroud with a 14-performance run from Wednesday 22nd December 2021 through to Saturday 1st January 2022. Tickets are now on sale, click here for more details: Watch this space for more announcements about this production and cast announcements!
Never Mind the Extension – Book a Summer Holiday Experience You’ll Never Forget We are delighted to released details of our Summer Theatre School Experience and it won’t be affected by the extension of social distancing rules. With over 20 years of experience in running summer theatre school projects for thousands of young people, we can be relied upon to deliver. Participants will spend a fun packed five days working with a team of professionals to create their own unique outdoor theatre performance, which is performed on the Friday. This year’s Summer Theatre School will take place between 9th [...]
Phoenix students gain places in the National Youth Theatre No less than 3 Phoenix Senior students have gained places at the prestigious National Youth Theatre. Teddy Pope, Zach Martin and Max Jones will all be off to the University of Northampton for two weeks in early August to train with other talented young performers from all over the UK. The first stage of the audition process involved the students having to record a two minute monologue of their choice which was sent to the National Theatre. Teddy, who chose Mark Anthony’s speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar says he owes [...]
Change of Day at Saffron Walden Theatre School From next week our theatre school in Saffron Walden will now take place on Monday nights, moving from Wednesday nights. All class times and the venue will remain the same. We are also welcoming a new teaching team, Nick Delvalle, who trained at Bristol Old Vic Drama School, achieving a BA in Professional Acting, will be leading the class from next week. He has worked extensively in primary education as well as touring nationally as a performer. He will be assisted for both classes by Alice Shepherd, who has trained with [...]
New Venue for Primary Students in Bishop’s Stortford We have some exciting news for the primary section of our theatre school in Bishop’s Stortford. The school is moving to a new venue from this Wednesday (28th April 2021). The school will be moving to All Saints Primary School on Parsonage Lane in Bishop’s Stortford with all classes held at the same time. The new venue is a stones throw from our Intermediate and Senior classes, held at Birchwood High School, located on the same road. This will make it easier for parents who have children attending both venues! We [...]