Sudden swell saves Titanic production

Harrogate Phoenix Players supports the RNLI.
Harrogate Phoenix Players supports the RNLI.

A SUDDEN influx of new and returning members has kept the Harrogate Phoenix Players’ production of Titanic afloat.

Commemorating the centenary of the launch and sinking of the great ship, the massively ambitious musical has more than fifty named passengers and crew as characters in addition to the first, second and third class passenger choruses.

It has taken four months to get the cast together but now rehearsals are going full steam ahead.

And it really is a case of ‘all hands on deck’.

Chairman Alan Barrett, Phoenix Officer Neil Lancaster and stage manager, Pete Morrell will be treading the boards for the first time as well as continuing their customary roles behind the scenes.

Even musical director Oliver Longstaff will be leaving his usual position in the orchestra pit to appear briefly on stage as the Titanic’s resident bandmaster, Wallace Hartley.

Tickets for the show, which runs from January 26-28, 2012, are available from the Harrogate Theatre box office on 01423 502116 or online at

A donation of 50 pence from every ticket sold will go to support the RNLI.