Paul Slack - Phoenix Rising

"Last night I saw the best one-man show on Lawrence in the tiny studio of the Nottingham Arts Theatre, beautifully played by Paul Slack and written by Campbell Kay. Really, if you can possibly make it phone the box-office. You won't be disappointed!"

Stephen Lowe - Playwright


"Slack's passion and determination make it impossible not to sympathise with Lawrence... he has an armoury of accents up his sleeve that recreate the people that shaped Lawrence's character, but his greatest skill emerges as he manages to create precise snapshots of fleeting but vibrant moments in Lawrence's life."  Nottingham Post


"This is a performance of great skill and dexterity by an extremely gifted and talented actor, who gives a totally absorbing portayal, not only of Lawrence but of the many other characters who shaped his early life... an excellent dramatic experience which is consistently entertaining and, ultimately, profoundly moving. I thoroughly recommend it!" BBC Radio


"A fascinating, sympathetic and enjoyable performance which evokes Lawrence's life and dramatises the many facets of his life and personality."    Professor Peter Preston - Director of the Lawrence Research Centre





Phoenix Rising A5 front rgb med

"Writer Campbell Kay and actor Paul Slack have combined to create a small gem... Kay's writing, which is vigorous and utterlly compelling is splendidly served by Slack!"


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" ought to rush out to see this one..."

'..totally absorbing'

'..great skill and dexterity'

'..a power-house performance!'


Sir Derek Jacobi

BBC Radio

Adelaide Advertiser

Sir Ian Holm


Phoenix rises again!


Phoenix Rising will be performed at the Nottingham Playhouse for one week  only !


7th - 12th September


Followed by a 4 week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End.


22nd September - 17th October


For more information please click on the following link:


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