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Jon English's Encore of Greatest Hits

Jon English's Encore of Greatest Hits

What: Buskers and Angels
Where: Club Phoenix
When: Friday January 12, 2001

NEWCASTLE audiences will be treated to an encore of music from the latest JON ENGLISH musical BUSKERS & ANGELS and other material at the Phoenix Club this weekend.

English and his band will perform a greatest hits package over two nights, on Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13.

Buskers & Angels, a work in progress for more than 10 years, premiered in Newcastle in October last year, with a budget of $350,000, and English casting 'mates' and himself in the leading roles.

But Buskers wasn't the only musical English has written.

He was also inspired in the late 1980s to write a historical epic called PARIS, based on the Trojan wars, after appearing as RASPUTIN in a musical of the same name.

English spent the 1990s in a number of box office record-breaking GILBERT & SULLIVAN productions produced by SIMON GALLAGHER. He proved to be a major drawcard with audiences after first rising to prominence in the 1970s as a rock star and an actor, with a string of hits such as HOLLYWOOD SEVEN and SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE FUN, as well as television credits in the convict mini-series AGAINST THE WIND. TE

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