After a hugely successful run at the Savoy Theatre, Guys and Dolls transfers to the Phoenix Theatre London for a wonderfully musical season!
About the Phoenix Theatre
The Phoenix Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road, in between the Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road underground stations. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Bertie Crewe and Cecil Masey, the building is close to a host of shops and hotels, making it a key theatre in the West End. Opening in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre showed Noel Coward’s Private Lives, which starred Coward, Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier in one of his first roles. The Phoenix Theatre interior is very grand and is often considered to be one of London’s finest. Designed by director Theodore Komisarjevsky in an Italianate style, there are golden wall engravings and plush, red carpets which make the theatre exceptionally striking.
The Phoenix Theatre has hosted numerous successful plays and musicals over the years, including John Gielgud’s Love for Love and Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade and The Browning Version, as well as Night and Day by Tom Stoppard. Past musicals have included The Baker’s Wife, The Biograph Girl, and Into The Woods. The most successful production in Phoenix Theatre history is the heart-wrenching Blood Brothers, which played for an impressive 21 years, making it one of London’s longest running productions in history. Closing on November 10th 2012, the theatre saw a short running production of Goodnight Mister Tom.
Following that was the successful UK premiere of Once the Musical, began previews on 16 March before opening on 9 April, winning a 2014 Olivier Award. Once the Musical closed on Saturday 21st March 2015. Another musical premiere opened at the Phoenix, in the shape of the musical adaptation of the popular film Bend It Like Beckham, which arrived at the theatre on 15th May 2015. After a smash-hit run at London’s Savoy Theatre, Chichester Festival’s revival of Guys and Dolls danced into the Phoenix Theatre.
Access and Facilities
- Wheelchair access is available on the Dress Circle level
- There are bars on all three floors of the theatre
- There are male and female tickets on all levels
- A cloakroom is available for patrons