Phoenix

Presented by by Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

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

From Pittsburgh to Paramount, from Disney to Bond: a comic love story told via original songs that shoot us from the sixties to the millennium. Sacrifice and betrayal, family and children, gold discs and silver linings. All stars shine brighter at night.

Jon Tarcy stars in a new musical by Fringe First-winner Richard Marsh and gold disc-getter Jessica Sharman.

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

Richard (book, music & lyrics) is a Vault recidivist. Previous shows include Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First, co-written with Katie Bonna), 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.

Musical Supervisor: Scott Stait.

Jon Tarcy (Ash Phoenix): theatre includes Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (RSC). TV includes Sound of Music Live (ITV), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky).

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
Varies
£15.00
1hr 00m
12+
ComedyMusicPoetry
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Dates

Sunday 10 March Sun 10 Mar 17:50 Book Now

About the company

by Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

Jon Tarcy (Ash Phoenix): theatre includes Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (RSC). TV includes Sound of Music Live (ITV), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky).

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

Richard Marsh (book, music & lyrics) is a Vault recidivist. Previous shows include Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First, co-written with Katie Bonna), 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.

Musical Supervisor: Scott Stait.

Credits

Ash Phoenix: Jon Tarcy

Director: Leah Fogo

Book: Richard Marsh

Music & lyrics: Richard Marsh & Jessica Sharman

Musical Director: Scott Stait

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.’