It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the Celebrate Austria 2014 evening, due to the unfortunate passing of the founder, Liesl Muller Johnson. Here are a few words from Rob:
Sadly a good friend to The Phoenix Theatre died on Wednesday 17 September. I first met Liesl in early 2012 when I was summoned to her beautiful house in Headley. I’ll never forget her first words to me, it was like something out a Noel Coward play “Champagne Robert, English or French?”. Liesl was an amazing and talented lady. She was tough and had no time for fools, and yet her genuine affection for her little theatre in Bordon grew over the next couple of years. This Decembers ‘Celebrate Austria’ would have been the third of our Austrian evenings at The Phoenix Theatre. Each one was themed slightly differently but the constant was Liesl and her amazing energy, passion and talent.
After discussing it with her family it was decided that this year’s Austrian evening could not go ahead, although at some point I hope we can pay our own tribute to an amazing life and in the quirky little theatre she became very fond of.
Over the last few months the Phoenix team have been working hard to put together a exciting new programme for Autumn which, as promised, is bigger and better than ever! It is now at the printers but you can get a sneak peek at the finished product by clicking the link below! August is traditionally our quiet month at The Phoenix when all our volunteers and staff get a well earned rest after a packed Spring/ Summer season, so feel free to pop in for a chat, see what we have got going on and pick up your paper copy. Happy Holidays everyone!