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Song for a Phoenix, commissioned to mark the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Coventry, told a potted 1000 year history of Coventry, while the city was built on stage around our narrator, John Flitcroft. Then, from the Olympic cauldron (metaphorically, you understand), the Phoenix (played by Jumoké Fashola) appeared – to sing a love song to the city. 

We were slightly terrified (to say the least) of playing to 20,000 people, but it seemed to go down well and we’ve had some lovely audience comments. We’ve posted the script, lyrics, credits, comments, some pictures and a tiny video here, and we’re collecting audience photos in a facebook album. If you were there and would like to share your pictures or video – or just tell us whether we showed you your Coventry – we’d love to hear from you.

 

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