Richard Marsh, Jessica Sharman and Something for the Weekend
31st Jul 2019 - 26th Aug 2019
10 Dome - Pleasance Dome
Suitable for ages 12 and above
This show contains some tasteful cursing.
When wannabe rock god Ash Phoenix (talented, charming, unknown) unexpectedly becomes a father, there’s only room for one star in the family. And it isn’t him. Ash isn’t raising hell – he’s raising a kid… alone.
Music is really hard to combine with a small child. It’s noisy, it’s unsettled, the hours are terrible. Which is also true of music. And it’s hard to make it big when you’re constantly walking on Lego.
Every note you hear in this one-man musical is played live by an insanely gifted musician. Phoenix is not only a spellbinding story – it’s a virtuoso feat by star Andy Gallo, who single-handedly creates the soundtrack before your very ears, while playing every part in the show. The man’s like a cuddly octopus – who can sing.
This new musical comedy heartbreaker comes from no. 1 songwriter Jessica Sharman and Richard Marsh, Fringe First winner (Dirty Great Love Story), BBC Audio Drama Award Best Comedy winner (Love & Sweets).
Lucy Jane Atkinson directs Phoenix – an uplifting heartbreak banger of a show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rock.
'Lovely, witty, delicious... Warmly and fuzzily recommended' ***** (Independent)
'Gag-filled, gutsy... Restores your faith in human nature and the Fringe... bliss' **** (Telegraph)
‘Poignant, funny, well observed… a properly lovely piece of theatre’ **** (Exeunt)