London’s famed Phoenix Arts Club has announced a new online season featuring cabaret, theatre and comedy favourites including Sarah-Louise Young, Dusty Limits, Ivy Paige and Ada Campe.
‘Online from The Phoenix Arts Club’ will be broadcast live from the heart of London’s West End on Fridays at 7.30pm from 26thFebruary 2021. The weekly series will be filmed from multiple angles using state-of-the-art technology with the shows promising a thrilling evening of live entertainment. The performances are conducted under strict COVID guidelines.
Now in its third decade, The Phoenix Arts Club is the West End’s multi-award-winning, independently owned and operated entertainment club tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre.
Colin Savage, Financial Director says:
“Well, theatres probably wouldn’t have dreamed of putting a show “online” a year ago, but look how we have changed since March last year. It’s been an incredibly exciting time for the Phoenix Arts Club too – leading the way with live-streamed cabaret from artists’ homes once a week for the whole of the first lockdown; to the weekly multicamera streamed shows going out this March. With the help of the Arts Council providing essential camera equipment, and with our growth in knowledge for doing this for last year, we can’t wait to bring our brilliant, diverse and talented artists to you once again, moving from streamed shows to live shows in the venue in, say, April. But, do you think live streaming will fade away? We don’t think so, so we will be providing ALL our weekly shows live and online from the middle of the year onwards!”
26th February 7.30pm: Dusty Limits & Michael Roulston: 2020 Hindsight
2020 was obviously the worst year ever, but could we have seen it coming? It turns out, Dusty Limits and Michael Roulston did, they just didn’t realise it at the time. With a selection of songs from their back-catalogue, a mix of beauty, pathos and vicious satire, they will amuse, move and possibly startle you with their Cassandra-like powers.
5th March 7.30pm: Stand Up 4 Women with Sikisa & Special Guests
Stand Up 4 Women is back for International Women’s Day. Enjoy an evening of stand up comedy showcasing some funny women and helping to create awareness about domestic abuse, raising funds for Solace Women’s Aid. Hosted by Sikisa, the show features some of the best female comedians include Alison Spittle, Leila Navabi, Kemah Bob, Janine Hauroni, Njambi McGrath, Chloe Petts, Jadye Adams.
12th March 7.30pm: Ada Campe: Unexpectedly Cheerful
Tall tales! Super songs! Mischievous magic! Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe for a live stream spectacular that will bring some much-needed cheer to your 2021. Ada is delighted to be joined for this show by pianist extraordinaire Sarah Bodalbhai and a very special virtual guest, comedian and ventriloquist Max Fulham.
19th March 7.30pm: Sarah-Louise Young: Cabaret Whore
Brilliant musical character comedy packed with sparkling original songs, bitingly funny stories and lighting quick-changes. From tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombée to washed-up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair, these fantastic character creations have delighted audiences around the globe from Edinburgh to London, New York to Berlin and at the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Written and performed by Sarah-Louise Young with music by Michael Roulston.