Bright Phoenix

Jeff Young


Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse



Bright Phoenix is a wild, dream-like play about the carnival of the city at night; about a gang of rebel kids who still don't quite fit in as grown-ups; and about their love for a dying cinema and their mad plan to bring it back to life like a phoenix. Featuring live music, Jeff Young's epic and poetic play reveals the magic of forgotten places and dreaming beneath the stars.

'A cascade of images...Young’s play is the anti-prospectus – a plea on behalf of the liminal figures that give Liverpool its soul, and a swaggering toast to the future of urban degeneration.'

The Guardian