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Phoenix Theatre

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Address: 110 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JP, England
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Owned and operated by Ambassdor Theatre Group (ATG) the Phoenix was...

Owned and operated by Ambassdor Theatre Group (ATG) the Phoenix was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and Bertie Crewe. It opened in 1930 with the premiere of Noel Coward's Private Lives starring the author, Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier.

Many star actors have appeared at the theatre including Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, John Gielgud, Dustin Hoffman, Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Fry.

More recently the theatre has presented a number of successful musicals including, between 1991 and 2012, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers which became the theatre's longest-running show and was seen by over 5 million people.

The theatre is now home to the award-winning Broadway musical Once.

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The Girls

Top quality show. We with my wife, laughed and cried, it was quiet an experience. Well written, sung and acted. It is a show well worth seeing. If you get there before 6.30 its... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Top quality show. We with my wife, laughed and cried, it was quiet an experience. Well written, sung and acted. It is a show well worth seeing. If you get there before 6.30 its half price drinks and you can order for the interval at half price! Great to mert the stars afterwards in the foyee with their collecting tins.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here on Tuesday night to see The Girls. The theatre is lovely as it is relatively small and seating is good with attentive staff.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my fifth trip to see The Girls from it's first preview in Leeds, to Salford and finally the West End. This show has gone from strength to strength and is incredible. You swing from laughter to tears and back again in an emotional rollercoaster performed by a superlative cast. Based on the true story of 6 ladies from... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little theatre. Comfy seats, welcoming and professional staff. The show, The Girls, was AMAZING! I have booked to see it again with the mothers.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the show. The music. The pathos. I laughed lots and cried. The singing and the cast were all great. Would recommend. BUT I have never ever been so uncomfortable. Willing the show to attend so I could go. I will never go to the Phoenix Theatre again and at £49.50 per seat I expected better. This is the... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful show. It was very funny and also a real tearjerker. The performances and music were super. Excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About twenty members of our WI went to see this show today - we were not disappointed. What a fantastic show - very funny, very poignant and extremely entertaining. The songs were all delivered with great clarity and emotion. It exceeded my expectations and I would encourage anyone who loves a musical to go and see it. The theatre itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the beautifully maintained Phoenix theatre, The Girls is one show not to be missed.The musical is based on a true story about a group of WI ladies who did something extraordinary. They decided to appear in a nude calendar in order to raise money to buy a settee for the visitor’s room of their local hospital in memory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a show! It was amazing! We loved it. We didn't have particularly good seats but we could see everything. It's a very emotional show. You could hear Gary Barlow's influence throughout the songs. The simplicity of the lyrics made it heart wrenching at times. There was laughter, crying, joy. It was a wonderful performance by all the cast. A... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic show. It is tinged with sadness and I must admit to an odd tear but it is so entertaining and mostly funny. So well cast and performed. The only actress I knew was Michelle Dotrice. But when you read the actors credentials they are mostly long and impressive. I haven't laughed so much in ages and... More 

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