Musical theatre, cabaret, comedy and drag feature in a new “secret” arts theatre festival in London this month, with a line-up including Louise Dearman, Mark Watson, Mat Ricardo and Ivy Paige.
The festival’s organisers aim to raise £5,000 to support the community-run garden that dates back over 30 years. The plan is for the Phoenix Garden to grow into an accessible creative hub with a coffee shop, events with a community focus and more regular opening hours. At present, the venue is open just three hours a day and has a shortage of volunteers.
The new Stacey Street building, with a glass wall overlooking the garden, is a wheelchair-accessible space with seating for 60 plus under-floor heating and mood lighting. The garden is owned by Camden Council but run via a charity by volunteers and trustees.
Christmas at The Phoenix Garden will feature a fully operational bar which will open 30 minutes before showtime and close straight after each performance. Attendees will receive full access to the nearby Phoenix Arts Club.
Thursday 6 December 2018
7pm: The Complete History of Pop Music in One House Festive Edition
Friday 7 December 2018
7pm: An Evening with James Bowen Author of ‘A Street cat named Bob’
8.30pm: FOC It Up! (Femmes of Colour) Comedy Club
Saturday 8 December 2018
7pm: Louise Dearman at Christmas
8.30pm: An Evening with Sooz Kempner & Richard Thomas
Sunday 9 December 2018
5pm: The Festive Phoenix Fundraiser
7.30pm: A Christmas Weimar Cabaret with William Ludwig & Dean Austin
Thursday 13 December 2018
7pm: Nearly The Andy Williams Show with Colin Savage
8.30pm: The Sondheim Society Presents *sold out*
Friday 14 December 2018
7pm: We Hate Christmas (Because It’s Somebody Else’s Birthday!) with Ivy Paige & Pete Saunders
8.30pm: Sofie Hagen and Mark Watson Tell New Jokes To You
Saturday 15 December 2018
7pm: Jamali Maddix Work in Progress
8.30pm: Mat Ricardo vs The World
Sunday 16 December 2018
6.30pm: Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure
8.30pm: Fern Brady & Mickey Overman Double Bill