Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera musical tickets promise an unforgettable evening with the Music of the Night
Directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Phantom of the Opera is one of London’s most legendary, thrilling musicals, and the second-longest-running show behind the equally epic Les Miserables. Receiving 3 Olivier Awards and 7 Tony Awards, the musical has surpassed 35 years at His Majesty’s Theatre London and is widely considered to be impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s finest score; no small achievement from the man who also created Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and Cats. This gorgeous, haunting and electrifying story of obsession is unmissable, and one that you will want to revisit again and again.
Gaston Leroux’s French novel La Fantôme de l’Opéra is the inspiration for The Phantom of the Opera musical, and the show has a book and the score by three titans of musical theatre: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Much like the novel, the musical is set in Paris in the late 19th century. When the resident prima donna refuses to perform because of the Phantom’s presence in the theatre, chorus girl Christine steps up to fill her shoes.
Tutored by the invisible Angel of Music, Christine’s voice is enough to make audiences love her, but when the Angel reveals himself, Christine is shocked beyond belief. Soon, the Phantom becomes jealous as he watches Christine and theatre patron Raoul fall in love, and vows to do what he can to win her heart.
Lloyd Webber‘s sumptuous score, infused with rock-opera influences, includes songs such as “Think of Me”, “Angel of Music”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Masquerade”, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” and “The Point of No Return”. The dramatic opening notes of the titular number are instantly recognisable and never fail to send an exhilarating shiver up your spine. In fact, the Phantom of the Opera musical score is so popular that the original 1986 London cast recording went Double Platinum in Canada, Triple Platinum in the UK and Quadruple Platinum in America.
First opening at His Majesty’s Theatre (then Her Majesty’s) in 1986, The Phantom of the Opera musical premiere starred stage legend Michael Crawford in the title role, alongside Lloyd Webber’s muse Sarah Brightman as Christine Daaé. Crawford received an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance, with the pair both winning Tony Awards when they opened the show on Broadway in 1988. It has continued to enthrall audiences across the world thanks to its eminent mix of show-stopping stagecraft and heart-stopping vocals from a succession of the best actors musical theatre has to offer.
Current casting for the London production includes Jon Robyns as The Phantom, Holly-Anne Hull as Christine Daaé, Matt Blaker as Raoul, Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta, Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry and Ellie Young as Meg Giry. At certain performances of The Phantom of the Opera musical, the role of Christine Daaé will be performed by Paige Blankson.
The Phantom of the Opera musical is a giant of the West End and the definition of unmissable event theatre. This landmark show is perfect for theatregoers who want to see a truly traditional musical that encompasses professional standard and world-class actors, with a story that pulls at your heartstrings and makes your spirit soar.
The Phantom of the Opera musical is suitable for those aged 10 and up. Please note that children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.