Chicago

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After multiple hugely successful national and international tours, Kander and Ebb’s vaudeville-esque musical Chicago returns to the London stage, starring Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn. Playing at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre, the red-hot production brings to life the nightclub scene of the roaring 1920’s, featuring a score including “All That Jazz”, “Funny Honey” and “Cell Block Tango”, amongst many more sizzling numbers.
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Come From Away

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Multi-award-winning musical Come From Away arrives in the West End, following huge critical acclaim on Broadway. Transferring to London’s Phoenix Theatre, the emotional musical documents the remarkable, true story surrounding 9/11, as 7,000 passengers find themselves stranded in Newfoundland. A brand new musical from Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the story has captured the hearts of theatregoers from across the globe.

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Box Office:0844 871 7629
Access Booking:0844 871 7677
Group Booking:020 7206 1174
Stage Door:020 7438 9600

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History

Originally opening in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre hosted a variety of plays, with its first ever play being the premiere of Noel Coward's Private Lives, starring Laurence Olivier. Further early productions included Tonight at 8:30 (1936), John Gielgud's Love for Love, Under the Counter (1945), The Skin of our Teeth (1945), Terence Rattigan's Harlequinade and The Browning Version (1948) and Quadrille (1952).

Throughout the 60's, the theatre saw plays such as Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1968), which ran for approximately 2,000 performances. In 1969, the theatre celebrated its long association with Noel Coward by renaming the foyer bar the Noel Coward Bar on his 70th Birthday.

Notable productions have included Tom Stoppard's Night and Day (1978), with a variety of musical productions throughout the 1980's and 90's, such as The Biograph Girl, Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. In 1983, the Phoenix Theatre hosted its first ever pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

1991 saw the theatre make history with the enormous success of Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers, which transferred over from the Noel Coward Theatre. Running for an impressive 21 years, the musical closed in 2012, making it the venue's longest-running production and one of the longest running productions in West End history.

Following the departure of Blood Brothers, the Phoenix hosted limited runs of Goodnight Mr Tom (2012), Midnight Tango (2013) and Dinosaur Zoo (2013), before becoming home to the Broadway transfer of Enda Walsh's musical Once (2013-2015).

In 2015, the Phoenix hosted the world premiere of new musical Bend it Like Beckham, based on the hit British film. After a successful year run, the production closed and was followed by the Savoy Theatre transfer of Guys and Dolls (2016), starring Hollywood favourite Rebel Wilson.

2016 productions have included Strictly Come Dancing duo Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacache's The Last Tango, with a one-month run of the Dirty Dancing tour and a season run of Peppa Pig's Surprise.

2017 kicked off with the London premiere of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls, based on the hit film Calendar Girls, which successfully ran at the venue until July 15th. Bill Kenwright's UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Evita lands at the Phoenix Theatre, starring Emma Hatton. The year rounds off with Bill Kenwright's new production of The Exorcist, which continued into 2018.

In 2018, Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in the return of Broadway musical Chicago.

Past Shows

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The Exorcist
(closed 10 Mar 2018)
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Evita
(closed 14 Oct 2017)
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The Girls
(closed 15 Jul 2017)

 
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Peppa Pig's Surprise
(closed 7 Jan 2017)
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Dirty Dancing
(closed 31 Dec 2016)
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The Last Tango
(closed 3 Dec 2016)

 
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Guys and Dolls
(closed 24 Aug 2016)
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Bend It Like Beckham
(closed 5 Mar 2016)
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Once
(closed 20 Mar 2015)

 
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Dinosaur Zoo
(closed 12 Jan 2014)
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Midnight Tango
(closed 2 Mar 2013)
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Goodnight Mister Tom
(closed 26 Jan 2013)