Phoenix Arts Club Reopens With Big Comedy Line Up

Phoenix Arts Club Reopens With Big Comedy Line Up
Phoenix Arts Club Reopens With Big Comedy Line Up

The legendary Phoenix Arts Club, located in the heart of London’s West End, reopened its art deco doors on Monday 17 May to socially distanced audiences with a stellar line-up of cabaret, musical theatre, non-binary drag, comedy and burlesque performers. For some of the artists, this was the first time they had taken to a stage for over a year.

Since its forced closure in December 2020, the Phoenix Arts Club has continued to provide live streamed entertainment to hundreds of households across the UK, and since opening the box office last week, has already sold over 1000 tickets, showing there’s clear demand for live theatre. Today it announces three months’ worth of nightly cabarets and comedy evenings at 7.30pm. The season features work in progress nights from emerging artists, Edinburgh Fringe Award Winners and stadium fillers including Simon Brodkin, Love Island’s Iain Stirling, Death Drop’s Holly Stars, Flo & Joan, Glamrou, Luke Kempner, Lounge Onyx, Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s Joe Black, the first female Perrier Award winner, Jenny Eclair, and many more. 

Celebrating over thirty years of entertaining both visitors to the West End, and creatives working locally in theatre, film and music, The Phoenix Arts Club is the west end’s multi-award-winning, independently owned and operated entertainment club and speakeasy. Secreted away down the same little side street used in the opening sequence of Harry Potter and tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre. The lively and nostalgic venue is now open nightly welcomes pre- and post-theatre drinks bookings and is open ‘til late.

The full line-up can be found here: https://phoenixartsclub.com/whats-on

To book for drinks: https://phoenixartsclub.com/whats-on/mingl

Location: Phoenix Arts Club, One Phoenix Street, Soho, London, WC2H 8BU

 

Highlights of the 2021 May – August programme include:

 

Every Saturday: The Saturday Supershow with Michael Twaits & Special Guests

The new Saturday Supershow features comedy, cabaret, drag, musical theatre, and top-tier entertainment every Saturday night, hosted by legendary cabaret host Michael Twaits, with Sarah Rose on piano. Leave song requests, celebrate with friends and support this independent grassroots entertainment venue. Only limited tickets are available to each live show, so secure them now!

Tickets from £12.50: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/the-saturday-supershow-cabaret-show-london-west-end-soho

2 June: Luke Kempner & Glenn Moore

 The Phoenix Arts Club and Avalon Promotions have teamed up to bring a series of work in progress shows throughout June and July. Luke Kempner has quickly established himself as the UK’s hottest new impressionist for the millennial comedy generation, amassing over 3 million views online, through his viral sketch videos. Luke is part of the new Spitting Image cast, which can be seen now on BritBox.

£10 Tickets: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/luke-kempner-glenn-moore-comedy-london-soho-west-end 

8 June: Lynn Ruth is Legal!

Lynn Ruth Miller, the world’s oldest performing stand-up comedienne and burlesque sensation celebrates being granted her exceptional talent visa with her new live show, Lynn Ruth is Legal! An evening of tale of through songs, stories and jokes about what the lockdown taught her, and how she came out of it. Lynn Ruth will be joined by UK folk guitarist Steve Gifford. Lynn Ruth Miller is best recognised for her many TV appearances including Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent and First Dates. Winner of the Soho Theatre and Time Out best cabaret awards, and twice Texas Burlesque Festival champion!

Tickets from £8: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/lynn-ruth-miller-is-legal-london-west-end-soho

9 June: Laughing Labia Post-Lockdown Special

Laughing Labia proudly presents a diverse line-up of female comedians. Diversity is mostly emphasised in this show. We want to show that entertainment can be so much funnier, richer and deeper than represented on TV and in the media.

Line-up: Maz Alexander, Maureen Younger, Jenin Younes, Katie Pritchard, Aimee Cooper, Athena Kugblenu & MC: Alice Frick 

Tickets from £8: https://bit.ly/3417mL2

16 June: Simon Brodkin & Iain Stirling

The Phoenix Arts Club and Avalon Promotions have teamed up to bring a series of work in progress shows throughout June and July. Simon Brodkin Acclaimed character comedian and “the world’s most famous blagger” (The Daily Telegraph), Simon is now performing as himself Iain Stirling BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island.

£10 Tickets: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/simon-brodkin-iain-stirling-work-in-progress-comedy-london-west-end-soho

23 June: Flo & Joan + Jacob Hawley

The Phoenix Arts Club and Avalon Promotions have teamed up to bring a series of work in progress shows throughout June and July. Come down and watch some of the hottest acts on the UK circuit try out some new material, will be loads of fun!! All tickets just £10 each. Flo & Joan Flo & Joan are the multi-award winning British musical comedy duo, and sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey. 

£10 tickets: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/flo-joan-jacob-hawley-comedy-london-west-end-soho

4 & 6 July: Glamrou and Friends

Renowned Iraqi drag queen Glamrou previews parts of their transgressive and uplifting show, Glamrou: From Quran to Queen, and invites some of her best queer pals to showcase exciting new work 

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3407jz7

7 July: Jenny Eclair & Lou Sanders

The Phoenix Arts Club and Avalon Promotions have teamed up to bring a series of work in progress shows throughout June and July. Come down and watch some of the hottest acts on the UK circuit try out some new material, will be loads of fun!! Jenny Eclair: Stand-up comedian Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the Perrier Award – theUK’s top comedy award – in 1995. Since then she has also found fame as the author of six critically acclaimed novels. Her latest, Inheritance, combines incredible poignancy and unforgettable characters, all with Jenny Eclair’s trademark wit.

£10 Tickets: https://phoenixartsclub.com/shows/jenny-eclair-lou-sanders-work-in-progress-comedy

13 & 20 July: Robin Askwith

We would like to say how nice it is that everything is back to normal but when Askwith walks on stage you know things are never going to be normal!
From smoking funny cigarettes with Jimi Hendrix to sword fighting with Frank Bruno and Sooty he takes us on a topsy turvy journey that will have you reaching for your next pint!

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3tYezpS

24 August: Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric Tour Warm Up Show 

From Bolton via Vegas…..to the stars!

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring, stateside. Not quite Caesar’s Palace but a series of shows in Vegas have lifted his celebrity status up a notch. Let him take you on a journey from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City…..and on to an amazing finale that will heal the world.

£10 tickets: https://bit.ly/3udeRtf

 

 

 

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