Phoenix, a play inspired by Life of Nick Drake

A new play inspired by the life of Rock Legend Nick Drake is set to open at the Phoenix Arts Club in central London where it will run from 10 to 28 February 2015.

Entitled Phoenix it is described as a fictional story, inspired by events in the life, death and rise to fame after death of tragic 70s singer/songwriter Nick Drake. It will features seven live acoustic songs performed by Jack Sharman who takes the title role of 'Alan'.

He will be joined by a cast that includes Joe Shirley (Chloe), Chris Machari (Robert Johnson), Mark Shaer (Shaydon Rigg), Louise Templeton (Patricia) and Patrick W. Doherty (Will Piercing).

"40 years after his mysterious death, singer/songwriter Alan Phoenix has become a hero to millions. A young journalist, Chloe, obsessed with learning the real story behind Phoenix's tragic life and death because it mirrors that of her brother, finds that the people who knew Phoenix have wildly differing memories of the same events."

The production will be directed by Andy McQuade with designs by Helena Trebar. It will feature original songs by songwriting duo 'Aurah' and is produced by Second Skin Theatre.

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