The legendary Phoenix Arts Club are delighted to announce, ‘ONLINE from The Phoenix Arts Club’, a series of performances broadcast live in HD from the heart of London’s west end. Filmed from multiple angles using state-of-the-art technology and conducted under strict COVID guidelines, the shows will take place weekly on Fridays at 7.30pm from 26th February 2021, featuring many cabaret, theatre and comedy favourites including Sarah-Louise Young, Dusty Limits, Ivy Paige, Ada Campe, and Stand Up 4 Comedy’s International Women’s’ Day fundraiser.
‘Online from The Phoenix Arts Club’ sees the organisation reach a landmark point, completing a year’s worth of digital and live activities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, including the Lovie Award Nominated ‘Saturday Supershow’ weekly live show and the Christmas pantomime Alice in Streamingland. ‘Online from The Phoenix Arts Club’ will run weekly as the venue sets its sights on the road to reopening live performance venues, meeting a much-needed desire for high quality digital cabaret, theatre and comedy, and keeping its audiences connected.
Celebrating thirty years of entertaining entertainers, The Phoenix Arts Club is the west end’s multi-award-winning, independently owned and operated entertainment club. Secreted away down the same little side street used in the opening sequence of Harry Potter and tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre lies The Phoenix Arts Club, the charming escape from the London norm. The lively and nostalgic Theatre Bar & Restaurant is located in the original dressing and rehearsal rooms of The Phoenix Theatre where Laurence Olivier made his debut on stage in the 1930s in “Private Lives” with Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.
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!”
Online Season Information: 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 2021 AND STILL MAKING AN IMPACT. 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. The show features some of the best female talent on the comedy circuit all hosted by Sikisa. Featuring: Alison Spittle, Leila Navabi, Kemah Bob, Janine Hauroni, Njambi McGrath, Chloe Petts, Jadye Adams and Sikisa (host).
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.
Ada Campe is a real one-off, a one-woman celebration of a bygone golden era of decorous razzmatazz, yet still hugely relevant today. Winner of the New Act of the Year at the NATYS, the Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the Year, and The Stand Comedy Club’s Good Egg Award. Best Variety Act Nominee at the Chortle Awards!
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.