Welcome to the Phoenix Players

Phoenix Players

Stratford-upon-Avon Drama Group

We are a well-established drama group based in Stratford upon Avon.  We’ve been running since 1945 and have performed many plays, pantomimes and musical shows over the years. We like to perform a variety of plays, from whodunits through to farces, comedies and classic dramas.  We have a history of pantomimes and have included the occasional musical in our repertoire too!

Our Next Production


At The Artshouse – Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2017 at 7:30pm,

also 4th and 5th March at 2:30pmTickets £10 and £8 for concessions. 

To book, please contact The Artshouse on 01789 207100


The Phoenix Players’ upcoming production is their own rendition of Beauty and the Beast, written and directed by Lee Holt.

It tells the tale of Belle, a girl wondering what the world has to offer and finding that all of her hopes and dreams only exist in mere fairy-tale; but do they? The Kingdom has forever been ruled by a kind and just royal family, full of content subjects and prospering in every way. All reasons that made Izra, a dark and evil Sorceress, reach for power and she sought to marry the beloved Prince Adam just to take the crown for herself. The Prince, however, saw through her façade and refused her marriage proposal, though perhaps lived to regret it as, in return, the scorned Sorceress turned him into a Beast and enchanted his entire castle!

The one weakness of this enchantment? True Love.

Will Belle find the fairy-tale she is searching for?

Will the Beast ever learn that he can be loved?

Will Gaston’s hopeless ‘charm’ win Belle in the end?

Will Izra claim the crown and Kingdom as her own?

Come and see this wonderfully magic show to find out.

There will be some familiar faces, with some not-so-familiar names along the way!

A show that certainly promises to be A Tale As Old As Time…