The Phantom of the Opera

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Her Majesty's Theatre, London
The Phantom of the Opera
Her Majesty's Theatre, London
Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

Book your The Phantom of the Opera London tickets, playing at Her Majesty's Theatre today.

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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. 

Booking from |
1st September 2020
Available until |
6th March 2021
Run time |
2 hours and 30 minutes
AGE RECOMMENDATION 8+We aren’t able to admit any children under the age of 3 and every customer must have their own ticket. To help us make sure everyone enjoys the show, your little ones need to be able to sit in their own seat without any assistance.
By:
Richard Stilgoe, Charles Hart and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel
Producer:
Cameron Mackintosh / Really Useful Company
Director:
Harold Prince
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart
Lighting:
Andrew Bridge
Sound:
Mick Potter
Design:
Maria Björnson
Choreography:
Gillian Lynne
Costume:
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 Venue Information

Address:
Her Majesty's Theatre, 57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Phantom of the Opera

4/5

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.   Read more

NOTE: There have been many cast changes since these reviews   Read more

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Wednesday, 29 July, 2020, 17:40
Producer Cameron Mackintosh, writing in London’s Evening Standard newspaper about his frustration with the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis, has stated that his London production of The Phantom of the Opera has “permanently shut down.” While going on to say he and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show's composer and co-producer, “are determined to bring it back,” his statement has been widely reported as signifying the end of the Phantom’s 34-year...
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Wednesday, 15 April, 2020, 16:14
Following the previous successes of the streaming of two of his musicals – Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – to homes worldwide for free, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the third production to be made available. Webber launched the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On two weeks ago in the face of the coronavirus crisis forcing millions of people across the world to be placed under lockdown, unable to leave their homes...
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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...
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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. Kelly...
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