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Hope Charity Concert – Saturday 26th January 7.30pm

The concert is for Ross based Hope Support Services which is a charity that supports young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Guest performers:

Steven Sproat (guitarist, ukulele player and songwriter) has played at Ronnie Scotts,  Edinburgh Jazz Festival, New York Ukulele Festival and toured with Jools Holland, Stephanie Pirrie (trumpet player, singer/songwriter).

Plus our own:

Mary Brigg, Richard Watson, Roger Williams, Michelle Cooper, Sandy MacNeill, Gareth Wigg, Kevin Passey, Suzanne Hill, John Haines  (Elvis) & Claire Price.

MC Brian Jackson

Tickets at £15 are available on our website.

George Tait (concert organiser)

Open Auditions for our June 2019 production – Monday 28th January 7.30pm

The planned June production at the Phoenix Theatre is the Pullitzer Prize winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase.

The action of the play revolves around good-natured, unambitious Elwood P Dowd who is befriended by a playful spirit that takes on the form of a large white rabbit and chooses to go by the name of Harvey.  Harvey is invisible unless he chooses to reveal himself.  In the play we see the effect this strange relationship has on Elwood’s family and the mayhem that ensues when they try to commit him to a ‘rest home.’

‘Harvey’ offers a number of interesting roles both male and female in a large cast.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking of getting involved in our local amateur theatre company to put a toe in the water.  The Phoenix is holding open auditions at the theatre in St Mary Street from on Monday 28th January at 7.30pm.

There will also be a reading of the play at the theatre beforehand on Monday 21st January at 7.30pm.

For further information or to express interest please contact the theatre by email at  davidandalexpollard@gmail.com

David Pollard (director)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Phoenix Theatre Company) – Sat 23rd to Sat 30th March at 7.30pm

Our March production will be Agatha Christie’s – “And Then There Were None” which I will be directing.

The play is set on Soldier Island where eight strangers are lured to the house of Mr and Mrs Owen and along with two house servants are marooned until the next boat arrives. When the guests arrive they soon discover that their hosts are no where to be found, then a mysterious voice echoes from the shadows accusing each of them of murder. On the mantel piece stand ten statuettes of little soldier boys along with a children’s nursery rhyme, telling how each soldier dies until there are none.  One by one the guests meet the same ghastly fate of the soldiers in the rhyme but will anyone survive?

The cast comprise Roger Williams, Amanda Smith, Brian Jackson, Hannah Brook-Lawson, Phil Field, Tom Lee-Hynes, Tim Betts, Alan Chacon, Suzanne Hill, Tony Hearn and Sandy MacNeill.

Michelle Cooper

Upcoming films being shown at The Phoenix Theatre include (see http://www.rosscinema.com for details) :

The 2019 programme will be announced shortly.