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The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall 1 & 2 Oct
To celebrate 25 years, performances of The Phantom of the Opera will take place at the Royal Albert Hall, on Saturday 1st October at 7.30pm and Sunday 2nd October at 1.30pm and 7.00pm. (Tickets go on sale Mon 4 July).
This fully staged production of Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall will star Ramin Karimloo as ‘The Phantom’ and Sierra Boggess as ‘Christine’. They will be joined by Barry James as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Gareth Snook as ‘Monsieur André’, Liz Robertson as ‘Madame Giry’ and Wynne Evans as ‘Piangi’ together with a cast and orchestra of over 200 and some special guest appearances.
Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging and Choreography by Gillian Lynne. The Royal Albert Hall will be transformed with a unique design by Matt Kinley inspired by Maria Bjornson’s original design. Lighting is by Patrick Woodroffe and Andrew Bridge and Sound by Mick Potter. (The original London production was directed by Hal Prince.)
The Phantom of the Opera opened in London at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9 Oct 1986, following previews from 27 Sep 1986, and is currently taking bookings to 28 April 2012.
Worldwide, it has grossed over £3.2 billion. The box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including "Titanic", "ET" and "Star Wars". It has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to over 100 million people.
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.'