Canadian singer Tim Howar is a rock star through-and-through. Whether it’s leading ’80s rock group Mike + the Mechanics on stage in front of thousands, or taking to the theatre, starring in shows like Rock of Ages or Chess. Now, he takes on the West End’s biggest rock star as he prepares to play the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical - a show he sold tickets for when he first moved to London.
Stop a person on the street and ask them to name a West End musical, they’ll probably say one of two things: Les Mis, or The Phantom of the Opera. The latter has been impressively running non-stop at Her Majesty’s Theatre for over 3 decades now, but does Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical still have the same sense of wonder as it did all that time ago.