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There are cast changes in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, at the Adephi Theatre from 7 March 2011.
Celia Graham, currently playing in the ensemble and first cover for Christine, will take over the role of Christine full time, replacing Sierra Boggess.
Joining the cast are: Haley Flaherty (Meg Giry), David Thaxton (Raoul), Tracey Penn (Fleck), Charles Brunton (Gangle).
The show continues to feature Ramin Karimloo (Phantom), Tam Mutu (Alternative Phantom), Liz Robertson (Madame Giry), Adam Pearce (Squelch), Chris Gage, Lucy Van Gasse, Simon Ray Harvey, Colette Morrow, Ashley Nottingham, Tim Walton.
Other new cast members include Jack Costello, Daniel Dowling and Harry Polden (sharing the role of Gustave), Nick Blair, Dale Branston, Abigail Brodie, Kieran Brown, Nick Crossley, Natalie Edmunds, Mirela Golinska, Daniel Gourlay, Grace Holdstock, Lucinda Lawrence, Vanessa Leagh-Hicks, Louisa Lydell, Lisa Mathieson, David McMullan, Mira Ormala, Rae Piper, Alexa-Jayne Robinson, Andrew Rothwell, Simon Storey, Zara Warren.
Jack Costello, Daniel Dowling, Harry Polden (share the role of Gustave).
The musical opened at the Adelphi Theatre 9 March 2010, following previews from 20 Feb, to average notices from the popular press: Michael Billington for The Guardian says "There is much to enjoy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical." Benedict Nightingale for The Times says, "Dismally implausible plot." Daily Telegraph says, "Lloyd Webber’s finest show since the original Phantom".
Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera House, Christine Daae accepts an offer to come to America and perform at New York’s fabulous new playground of the world – Coney Island. Christine arrives in New York with her husband Raoul and their son Gustave. She soon discovers the identity of the anonymous impresario who has lured her from France to sing.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater. It is directed by Jack O’Brien, designed by Bob Crowley, choreography by Jerry Mitchell.