27, 28, 29 November 2014

Directed by Derek Holland

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Derek Holland directed a Phoenix version of his tried and tested production, which calls for a wide range of talents: music, comedy, dance, etc.

Derek explains:
Music Hall began in Covent Garden in 19th Century by Mr W. Evans, who turned his basement into a Late Night Supper Room and, in 1849, saw the acquisition of “The Canterbury Arms” where Music Hall shows were presented.

Following in his footsteps, The Phoenix Players proudly present their own Victorian-style Music Hall:  “ Delectable, Delightful, Diverting Frolics by your Dissipated Company”. There are many talented solo artistes, duets and quartets to wring your withers (have you ever had your withers rung madam? You don’t know what you’re missing!). Also, amusing sketches and, of course, a tear jerking Melodrama, all presided over by “your own, your very own Chairman for the evening”.

Audiences will be invited, nay instructed to join in with the choruses, heckle the Chairman and be thoroughly spoilt by delectable waitresses and handsome waiters (really??). Come – join us all “Down at the Old Bull and Bush” for an evening of riotous fun and frolics.

Cast

Rosemary Gillett
Paul Cox
Rob Darling
Laurie Jeal
Derek Holland
Barbara Laird
Alison Organ
Madeleine Pook
Chrissie Robinson
Kevin Swaine
Rachel Unicomb
Gary Warner
Ros Williams

Director – Derek Holland
Music Director – Anna Thompson
Choreography – Laura Bevan
Costumes – Jo Compton
Stage Manager – Rosie Pickersgill
Lighting and Sound – David Penny and Adam Hardy
Set – Jo Compton, Tony Woodliffe, Kevin Swaine, Peter Horwood, Hilary Ganly