Major cast changes in Phantom 8 Sep 2008

Major cast changes in Phantom 8 Sep 2008

There are major cast changes in The Phantom of the Opera from 8 Sep 2008 at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Joining the cast are: Gina Beck (Christine), Simon Bailey (Raoul), Barry James (Monsieur Firmin), Gareth Snook (Monsieur Andre), Kate Radmilovic (Carlotta), Rohan Tickell (Piangi), Tori Johns (Meg Giry).

The show will continue to star Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom) and Heather Jackson (Madame Giry). Robyn North will continue to play the role of ‘Christine’ at certain performances.

Gina Beck , has previously played the role of ‘Cosette’ in “Les Misérables”; Simon Bailey , is a member of Teatro, who achieved their gold album within four weeks of the release of their eponymous debut album. Simon’s previous West End shows include “Les Misérables” & “We Will Rock You”. Barry James' many West End credits include “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, “Chicago” and, most recently, “Cabaret”. Gareth Snook's previous credits include “Assassins” & “Company” at the Donmar Warehouse, and he created the role of ‘Artie Green’ in “Sunset Boulevard”. Kate Radmilovic will be making her West End stage debut. In opera, her roles have included ‘Violetta’ in “La Traviata”, ‘Mimi’ in “La Boheme”, & ‘Elvira’ in “Don Giovanni”. Rohan Tickell returns to the role of ‘Piangi’, having previously appeared in “Mamma Mia!” & “Whistle Down The Wind”. Tori Johns, who trained with The Royal Ballet School, is making her West End stage debut in the role of ‘Meg Giry’.

The Phantom of the Opera has been playing in London since 1986, and will celebrate its 22nd London birthday on 9 October. It has been seen in 124 cities in 25 countries and played to over 100 million people. Worldwide, "The Pahntom of the Opera"" has grossed over £1.7 billion

Directed by Harold Prince, it has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart .

'This haunting musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Opera Paris House.'

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