PHOENIX, 2019

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Pleasance 10Dome, Edinburgh Fringe

Meet Ash Phoenix, The ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer… dad.

A wannabe star unexpectedly becomes a father – and learns it’s hard to make it big walking on Lego.

This one-man musical comedy is played entirely live by virtuoso rocktopus Andy Gallo. From No. 1 songwriter Jessica Sharman and Richard Marsh, Fringe First winner (Dirty Great Love Story) and BBC Audio Drama Award Best Comedy winner (Radio 4’s Love & Sweets). Lucy Jane Atkinson directs this uplifting heartbreak banger: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rock.

Reviews:

Mind the Blog – A very special one-man show, fusing music with spoken word to tell a brilliant story – Andrew Gallo is a charismatic storyteller. – 5 Stars

Glasgow Theatre Blog – “There’s an elegant fluency to the writing, the beautifully constructed script has a completely developed story arc, fully rounded characters, all interwoven with some expertly crafted songs, and all packed into a 70-minute running time. The combination makes for an irresistible, gripping, funny, life-affirming show.” – 5 Stars

The Telegraph – Andy Gallo acts, sings and accompanies himself. It’s neat, kinda sweet and a useful reminder that the single working dad can cut it. – 4 Stars

Written by Richard Marsh

Music by Jessica Sharman

Starring Andrew Gallo