PREVIEW: Phoenix Rising, The Big House

Four years on from the debut of their play ‘Phoenix’, The Big House is re-staging the play that launched them in 2013 in memory of one of the original cast members.


Phoenix Rising follows the first steps of an 18-year-old leaving care – steps that lead straight into poverty, bad company and the constant attacks of his worst enemy – himself. Out on the track, he is untouchable. No-one can get near him. But when his wings start to fail him, he will have to face his demons, to make one final flight.

Taking place from the 8th November until the 2nd December, Phoenix Rising will be performing for audiences at the underground car park of London’s iconic Smithfield Meat Market.

Written by  Andrew Day and directed by Maggie Norris, the production will also feature set and costume design by Emma Bailey, lighting by Zoe Spurr, composition & sound design by  Ed Clarke and is produced by Adam Paulden.

The Big House is a company which uses  drama, life and employment skills, counselling and wrap-around long-term support to develop emotional well-being and enable marginalised young people to live independently. Each project created by The Big House culminates in a three-week run of a full-scale theatre production, developed by young people with the help of a professional writer.

Phoenix Rising will play from the 8th November until the 2nd December. To book tickets visit:

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