About the show
Three decades after its debut, multi-award-winning The Phantom Of The Opera is still one of London’s most sought-after tickets.
The title character of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical is a mysterious figure. He hides beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, shamed by his appearance. The masked man watches from the sidelines. His obsession with a beautiful young soprano, Christine Daaé, causes the phantom to take tragic actions.
The Phantom Of The Opera opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1986. It has captivated audiences around the world for more than 30 years. It has won more than 70 awards for lighting, direction, acting, orchestration and more. Most recently, it won the Magic Radio Audience Award at the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard.
The show is set in the late 1800s and its exquisite costumes and atmospheric sets are certainly part of the show’s appeal. Its iconic chandelier includes 6,000 beads. It is three metres across and weighs one tonne.
The musical’s best-known songs include The Music Of The Night and the titular The Phantom Of The Opera.
Ben Lewis play The Phantom. He previously played this role in the original Australian production of Love Never Dies. Kelly Mathieson makes her West End debut as Christine, while Jeremy Taylor plas Raoul. Amy Manford takes the role of Christine at some performances.
From 3 September, Tim Howar will take over as The Phantom.
140 million people in 35 countries have seen this hit musical, contributing to the $6 billion it has made.
A true West End classic, critics describe The Phantom Of The Opera as “a spine-tingling melodrama”. It’s just as magical, moving and fresh today as when it first opened.
The Phantom Of The Opera is booking to 2 March 2019 at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Map & Location
Her Majestys Theatre
St JamesSW1Y 4QL