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Phoenix

  • About
    The Phoenix Theatre opened in 1930 with the premiere of Noel Coward's Private Lives featuring Coward himself in the cast, along with Gertrude Lawrence, Adrienne Allen and a young Laurence Olivier.

    Coward formed a strong association with The Phoenix returning with Gertrude Lawrence as his co-star in 1936 with the programme of the one-act play Tonight at 8.30. He returned again in 1952 with Quadrille, which opened only a few days after the death of Gertie Lawrence, and Coward wrote how difficult it was to sit through that first night in what he and Gertie had always referred to as 'our theatre'.

    The Phoenix enjoyed a succession of very successful plays including John Gielgud's Love for Love during the war, and a season featuring Paul Scofield and Peter Brook in the mid fifties.
  • Built in
    1930
  • Capacity
    1000
  • Address
    110 Charing Cross Road
    London
    WC2H 0JP
  • Booking Contact
    0207 438 9600
  • Website

Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals UK who have worked for Phoenix