Following their successful remembrance concert in 2022, 5Ts Brass are delighted to return to the Phoenix Theatre this time for a full celebratory Christmas Concert. Experience the exciting sounds of brass as we take you on a musical journey going as far back as the 16th century. Popular melodies from the world of classical music combine with tunes from Abba and the Beatles to give a wide variety of musical styles. Discover the softer sounds when the flugel horn is featured and find out just how much fun you can have with a trio of trombones as these versatile musicians change instruments. There will be plenty of traditional Christmas favourites to make this a real seasonal treat. To mark this occasion 5Ts will be premiering a new work from resident composer Len Tyler. There will be audience involvement and of course carols for all during this family friendly Yuletide Extravaganza. Come join us and let the Christmas spirit really take off.
Fri 8 Dec
Inspired by classic Sci-fi movies of the 1950s including Mars Attacks, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, this year's Adult Panto will rekindle your warp drive and send you into orbit with a spaceship full of sexy heroes and an eponymous villain.
Now back for its 5th year, we re-spin the classic tale of Aladdin to A-Lad-In-Space, and although you could drive a rocket through the plot, we guarantee you’ll laugh out loud at our traditional way to welcome the festive season.
Thu 14 Dec
Fri 15 Dec
Sat 16 Dec
Performed by GERARD LOGAN Olivier Nominee & Winner of The Stage Newspaper's 'Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival' Award
Directed by GARETH ARMSTRONG Music by SIMON SLATER
_Hauntings _is a spellbinding evening of three tales of the supernatural from two of the world’s greatest writers of ghost stories, E.F. Benson and M.R. James.
From E.F. BENSONcomes:
- Naboth’s Vineyard - in which just desserts are meted out to an unscrupulous lawyer.
- The Hanging of Alfred Wadham - in which the forces of the devil test a man of faith to his limits.
From the acknowledged master of the ghost story genre, M.R. JAMEScomes:
- Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad - in which a medieval spirit strikes terrorizes an arrogant professor.
With masterful storytelling from the award-winning actor Gerard Logan, _Hauntings _will transport you to a world of invisible, but terrifyingly present, spirits.
“Logan is astounding….He takes a strong script and flies it to the stars” - Edinburgh Festival 2016 Review – 5 STARS
_“Watching Logan work is like being privy to a wonder of nature and remains with you … A true masterpiece of solo performance” - _The Edinburgh Guide - Edinburgh Festival 2015 – 5 STARS
Gerard Logan won The Stage “Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Award” for his acclaimed performance in Gareth Armstrong’s production of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece. He won the "Best Actor" award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Festival and was nominated for the Michael MacLiammoir Award for “Best Male Performance” at the 2016 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival for his performance in Wilde Without the Boy.
Gareth Armstrong has developed and directed many successful solo shows, including his own award-winning “Shylock”.
_Hauntings _is also underscored by a beautiful, original and specially commissioned score by the award-winning RSC composer, Simon Slater.
Sat 9 Dec
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Chris Columbus
- Written by: John Hughes
- Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara
An alternative Christmas treat chosen by you. When Kevin is accidently left Home Alone he is forced to protect his house from a pair of bungling burglars.
Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.
Fri 8 Dec
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