Bright Phoenix

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, October 2014.

Written by Jeff Young. Directed by Serdar Bilis. Music and songs by Martin Heslop. Designed by Ti Green. Video designer – Louis Price. Lighting designer – Chahine Yavroyan. 


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The Guardian – 4 Stars:

“A plea on behalf of the liminal figures that give Liverpool its soul.”

“Serdar Bilis’s production provides a cascade of images, beautifully designed by Ti Green, to suggest a fault line running between the city’s derelict past and its shiny, regenerated future…….with nocturnal torch songs and aggressive punk outbursts by composer Martin Heslop forming an integral part of the action.”

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Liverpool Echo– 4 Stars

“at times crazily beautiful”
“trippy, dreamy, poetic”

The Times:

“Directed by Serdar Bilis, it’s both ragged and beautiful, melancholy and ecstatic, sordid and exultant”
“its audacity, swagger and reckless unpredictability keep you hooked on its intoxicating, fantastical night-flight”
“Martin Heslop’s achingly lovely live music”

What’s On Stage – 4 Stars

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British Theatre Guide:

“a piece of work brimming with vitality, a theatrical firework that snaps, crackles and pops”
“Bright Phoenix roles along on adrenaline alone”
“intoxicatingly, seductive musical score”
“The humour is earthy, performances earnest and production hugely creative. It all adds up to a rather exotic blend of saturnalia”

Click Liverpool – 5 Stars:

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