In line with the Red Phoenix Theatre vision, these wonderful works written by some of the world’s great writers, promise a fresh and dynamic theatrical experience.
In this bitter-sweet tale, Carrie Watts longs to escape the one bedroom apartment she shares with her son Ludie and self-centred daughter-in-law Jessie Mae and return to her home town of Bountiful. Her heart condition makes her wish more urgent. Ludie has the best intentions but after a long illness money is short. Jessie Mae doesn’t have a job but relies on Carrie’s pension cheque so that she can go to the beauty parlour. Set in 1950s Houston The Trip to Bountiful is full of hope, longing, and lost dreams.
Horton Foote, a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, is often referred to as America’s Chekhov. Red Phoenix produced Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate in 2019 to Both critical and audience acclaim.
by Martin McDonagh
October 24 – November 2, 2024
“I’m just as good as bloody Pierrepoint.”
In 1965 in his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do now that they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy/thriller premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2016.
Directed by Nick Fagan, featuring Adrian Barnes, Josh Coldwell, Brendan Cooney, Samuel Creighton, Rachel Dalton, Brant Eustice, Gary George, Matt Houston, Finty McBain, Steve Marvanek, Tom Tassone, Leighton Vogt.