The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's sensational long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera continues to run in its original form at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre. Since opening in 1986 where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show features some of Lloyd Webber's most memorable music alongside the original stunning set design, costumes and special effects.

The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”.

Phantom of the Opera began previews in London on 27th September 1986, with an original opening night on 9th October 1986. 

The musical is one of the most successful pieces of entertainment in history with combined worldwide grosses of over $5.6 billion. It has been seen by over 130 million people in 145 cities across 27 countries, and continues to play in its original form in both the West End, where it is the second longest running musical in history, and Broadway, where it boasts the title of the longest-running show.

Having spawned a sequel musical Love Never Dies and a successful film adaptation starring Gerard Butler, the glorious original production in London's West End continues to draw audiences from all over the world. Boasting an incredible cast of performers, audiences find themselves consistently drawn to the show time and time again, with a new generation of theatre lovers discovering the musical for the very first time.

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The Phantom of the Opera running time: 
2 hours and 30 minutes
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Deep in the bowels of the Paris Opera House a disfigured genius becomes obsessed with a young ballet dancer, Christine Daae. As he teaches her singing, becoming her 'angel of music', she finds herself drawn to his charm and mystery, unable to resist his talents as a composer. The Phantom haunts the opera house, making demands of its new owners in an attempt to get Christine to star in a new opera that he has written especially for her. The handsome Raoul is also in love with Christine and challenges The Phantom for her affections, leading to an onstage disaster that literally brings down the house. The Phantom of the Opera is a haunting, romantic epic that will delight audiences both young and old. 

Recommended for ages 10 and over. Under 5s will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
Richard Stilgoe, Charles Hart and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel
Cameron Mackintosh / Really Useful Company
Harold Prince
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart
Andrew Bridge
Mick Potter
Maria Björnson
Gillian Lynne
Maria Björnson
Cast list:
Josh Piterman, Kelly Mathieson, Bridget Costello, Danny Whitehead, Britt Lenting, Ross Dawes, Richard Woodford, Jacinta Mulcahy. Paul Ettore Tabone, Georgia Ware, Philip Griffiths, Tim Morgan, Hadrian Delacey, Manon Taris, Kris Manuel, Paul Erbs, Simon Whitaker, Ellen Jackson, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, James Butcher, Katy Hanna, Ben Tyler, Corinne Cowling, Victoria Ward, Alistair So, Sophie Caton, Zoe Arshamian, Sophie Cottrill, Morven Douglas, Danielle Stephens, Anna Shircliff, Claire Tilling, Grace Castle, Matthew Barrow, Adam Robert Lewis, Eleanor Sanderson-Nash, Rebecca Ridout, John Stacey, Scott Davies

Her Majesty's Theatre

57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

The Phantom of the Opera Customer reviews

Our The Phantom of the Opera Review

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.  

NOTE: There have been many cast changes since these reviews  

Latest The Phantom of the Opera News & Features

Harold Prince
Reaction to death of legendary Broadway director Harold Prince
Thursday, 01 August, 2019

Tributes have been pouring in from the theatre community following the death Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, who has died at the age of 91.  Over the course of his career, Prince won 21 Tony Awards - a record for an individual - as a director on musicals such as Company (1971), Follies (1972), Evita (1980), The Phantom of the Opera (1985), and Show Boat (1995), as well as his for work as a producer on productions such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1963), and Fiddler on the Roof (1965).

Josh Piterman to lead new cast of The Phantom of the Opera in the West End
Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

New casting has been announced for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, which heads into its 34th year in the West End. From 9th September, Australian singer Josh Piterman will play the titular Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Many of his musical theatre credits come in hi Australian productions of West Side Story, The Last Five Years, Blood Brothers, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and Cats.  His UK theatre credits include a national tour of Hairspray, playing Corny Collins, and Phantom will be his West End debut.

Tim Howar interview: 'Sometimes persistence and dedication far outweigh talent and ability'
Friday, 07 June, 2019

After a short break from the musical to tour with his band Mike and the Mechanics, Tim Howar recently returned to Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End to lead the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. As he settles back into his West End dressing room, we caught up with Howar to ask him a few questions about the role, the differences between performing with a rock band and in a musical, and if there were any venues on his bucket list he'd like to tick off.  The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking at Her Majesty's Theatre until April 2020. 

The Phantom of the Opera
New casting announced for The Phantom of the Opera in London
Thursday, 03 August, 2017

A new cast has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. Ben Lewis will take over from Ben Forster as The Phantom. Lewis has previously played the character in the Australian production of Lloyd Webber’s Phantom sequel Love Never Dies. He has previously appeared in London in Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and starred alongside Anne-Jane Casey in Annie Get Your Gun in Sheffield.

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