Phoenix

Presented by Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

Meet America’s biggest star - and this guy. She’s in love with him, and so’s he.

From Pennsylvania to Paramount, from Disney to Bond: a comic love story told via original songs that span the arc of post-WW2 America. Sacrifice and betrayal, gold discs and silver linings: two lifetimes of fame, shame and playing the game. Expect comedy, music, heartbreak, heaven. All stars shine brighter at night.

Story and songs by Fringe First-winner Richard Marsh and gold disc-getter Jessica Sharman. At the very least, our previous work has been deemed of sufficient quality to receive trophies resembling precious metal despite being of little or no monetary value.

Jessica is a London-based songwriter/producer, working with a variety of artists including Ward Thomas, Áine Cahill, Belle Mt and Hannah Grace.

Richard is a Vault recidivist still hungry for more. Previous shows include Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First), Skittles aka Love & Sweets (Radio 4: BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy), Son of Rambow (The Other Palace).

Director: Leah Fogo. Credits include: Half Me, Half You (Tristan Bates, The Tabard, Fresh Fruit Festival NYC), The 43 Club (The Other Palace), Unravelling (Union Theatre), Vines (Theatre N16) & Legless (Theatre 503). Leah has been a finalist in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize in 2016 & 2018.

This is a scratch, work-in-progress production. We would welcome your feedback after the show.

Theatre & Performance
Varies27 Jan — 10 Mar
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
Various
£15.00
1hr 00m
12+
ComedyMusicPoetry
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Dates

Sunday 27 January Sun 27 Jan 18:10 Book Now
Sunday 10 March Sun 10 Mar 18:00 Book Now

About the company

Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

Richard is a Vault recidivist still hungry for more. Previous Vault shows include Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First), Wingman and Cardboard Heart (Radio 4).

Jessica Sharman is a London-based songwriter/producer, working with a variety of artists including Ward Thomas, Áine Cahill, Belle Mt and Hannah Grace.

Director: Leah Fogo. Credits include: Half Me, Half You (Tristan Bates, The Tabard, Fresh Fruit Festival NYC), The 43 Club (The Other Palace), Unravelling (Union Theatre), Vines (Theatre N16) & Legless (Theatre 503). Leah has been a finalist in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize in 2016 & 2018.

Credits

Writers: Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

Performer: Richard Marsh

Music: Jessica Sharman

Director: Leah Fogo

Press & Reviews

Fringe First award.

BBC Audio Drama Award: Best Scripted Comedy.

London poetry slam champion.

Praise for previous work:

Independent ***** "Warmly and fuzzily recommended."

Telegraph **** "This is the kind of show that simultaneously restores your faith in human nature and the Fringe. (... ) Bliss.”

Evening Standard **** ‘One of the most enjoyable finds at this year’s Fringe.’

Fest **** ‘Gloriously, upliftingly, unapologetically heart-warming. You leave with a tear in your eye and a generally restored faith in humanity.’

Exeunt **** ‘Poignant, funny, well observed... a properly lovely piece of theatre.’