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About The Phantom of the Opera
The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising and iconic musical, The Phantom of the Opera, has now been showing for over 33 years. The timeless romantic and gothic tragedy has been entertaining audiences across the world since it first opened in 1986 in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
Set in Paris, the captivating tale tells the story of the Phantom and his musical protégé Christine. With his face hidden by the famous Phantom of the Opera mask, this frightening enigma hides beneath the Paris Opera House, haunting the cast. A disfigured musical genius, he is both shamed and feared for his appearance and operates in a shadowy and mysterious existence. He becomes enchanted by a beautiful young chorus singer and dancer, Christine Daae, who performs in the opera house each night. He takes her on as his student and teaches her to sing, writing a new opera piece especially for her, while falling deeply in love. However, he is competing for her affections with the handsome Raoul, and the story becomes a haunting and romantic epic with tragedy, jealousy and deep obsessive love at its core. The on-stage drama is magically complemented by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising musical score, along with jaw-dropping scenery and breath-taking special effects.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of London’s best West End theatre shows and is the second longest running show after Les Misérables. The tragic love story continues to delight and enchant audiences, and has won over 70 major theatre awards, including three Olivier awards, an Olivier audience award, and seven Tony awards amongst many others.
Phantom of the Opera tickets for 2019 and 2020 are available now.
Phantom of the Opera Tickets London
Phantom of the Opera London tickets are available and booking from now until May 2020. The London edition takes place in Her Majesty’s Theatre, London. Phantom of the Opera tickets can be viewed here by calendar view, date, and by price. The show is also on tour across the UK in 2020.
Phantom of the Opera UK Tour Tickets 2020 - Birmingham and Edinburgh
The show is touring the UK in 2020 for a limited run of shows. The 2020 tour is showing in the following venues:
Phantom of the Opera History
The musical is based on the gothic novel of the same name, written by author Gaston Leroux in 1909. Andrew Lloyd Webber, together with Charles Hart and Richard Stiloge, wrote the musical theatre adaption of the book. The Phantom of the Opera first opened in September 1986 in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, where it is still shown today. The production has been running for over 33 years and been seen by more than 140 million people worldwide. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman first played the Phantom and Christine in both the Broadway and West End editions of the show.
The timeless classic continues to mesmerise and enchant theatregoers and many return time and time again to relive the classic show. The musical has won 70 major theatre awards and counting and frequently appears in top ten London theatre lists.
Phantom of the Opera Songs and Music
The theatre show contains a memorable music score. Songs featuring in the musical production include the titular “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, “The Point of No Return”, “Beyond the Lake”, and “Why So Silent?” With unique electronic sounds combined with operatic music, the soundtrack for the show is both mesmerising and breath-taking.
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See our feature article on Phantom of the Opera’s 30 year anniversary in the West End in 2016 and why it’s still a must-see show in 2019 and 2020.
Where is Phantom of the Opera playing in London?
The Phantom of the Opera takes place in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, with an address of Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL, UK.
How to get to Her Majesty’s Theatre London:
By Underground/Tube – The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Station. You can get both the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines to Piccadilly Circus and the Northern and Bakerloo lines, along with rail services, to Charing Cross Station.
By Bus - Bus routes that operate nearby the theatre include the area are 6, 13, 15, 23, 139, 159, 453
By Car – Public transport is strongly advised. There is car parking at NCP Denman Street.
When is Phantom of the Opera playing in London?
Performance times and dates: The show runs every evening from Monday to Saturday at 19:30. There is an additional matinee show on Thursday and Saturday at 14:30. The show is booking from now up until April 2020 in London, before it tours the UK.
How long is Phantom of the Opera?
The show has a run-time of 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 15-minute interval.
Is The Phantom of the Opera touring in the UK?
Yes, The Phantom of the Opera is touring in theatres in the UK in 2020. The show is coming to both Birmingham and Edinburgh in 2020 for a limited run of UK shows. Don’t miss out – get your tickets to The Phantom of the Opera tour here.
The Phantom of the Opera Cast and Characters:
The Phantom of the Opera includes the following characters and cast:
• The Phantom – Josh Pitermain
• Christine Daae – Kelly Mathieson, and Bridget Costello
• Raoul, Cicomte de Chagny – Danny Whitehead
• Carolotta Giudcelli – Breiit Lenting
• Monsieur Firmin – Ross Dawes
• Monsieur Andre – Richard Woodford
• Madame Giry – Jacinta Mulcahy
• Ubaldo Piangi – Paul Ettore Tabone
Please note that character and cast list is subject to change.
Is Phantom of the Opera family friendly? Are there age limits?
The show contains some adult themes so is recommended for children aged 10 and above. Children under 4 are not permitted to the theatre.
Can I book group tickets for 10+ people?
Our Groups guide has all of our shows which are available for group bookings. Simply contact us and fill out our Group Booking Form if you wish to enquire about group bookings for the show.
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