New casting announced for The Phantom of the Opera in London

The Phantom of the Opera

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 Mathieson takes over from Celinde Schoenmaker as Christine Daaé. The Phantom of the Opera will be Mathieson’s West End debut, and her previous opera credits include include “Le Nozze de Figaro”, “Agrippina” and “Orpheus and the Underworld”.

Jeremy Taylor replaces Nadim Naaman as Raoul. Taylor has previously appeared in the West End in Wicked as Fiyero, We Will Rock You and The Sound of Music.

Amy Manford will join them as the alternate Christine. Manford has sung as a soloist with London Handel, London Cello and the Perth Symphony Orchestras.

Other new cast members for the production include Matt Bateman, Jade Davies, Hannah Grace, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell and John Stacey.

The full cast is completed by the following continuing cast members: James Roxby Brown, Bridget Costello, Scott Davies,  Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Lori Gilchrist, Philip Griffiths, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Richard Kent, Adam Robert Lewis, Siôn Lloyd, Lara Martins, Luke McCall , Leo Miles, Tim Morgan, Fiona Morley, Jacinta Mulcahy, Mark Oxtoby, Danielle Pullum,  Tom Sterling, Paul Ettore Tabone, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward and Georgia Ware.

The new cast members will join the production from 4th September.

The Phantom of the Opera is entering its 32nd year in the West End, and the New York production is the longest-running show in Broadway history.

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