Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Relatively speaking, the Phoenix is one of the newer West End theatres, built in 1930 with the premiere of Private Lives with Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence and Lawrence Olivier. Noel returned with Tonight at 8:30 in 1936. I myself was here in 1989 for Stephen Schwartz' superb (and underappreciated) The Baker's Wife. Blood Brothers seems to have found a permanent home here. The picture above is the secondary entrance (which I personally find more attractive) on Phoenix Street. The main entrance is on Charing Cross Road.