THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Seen by over 100 million people worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera is the highest grossing musical of all time.
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Thu 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 30th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 12,000 performances.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.
Ben Forster plays the role of the Phantom. Ben is probably best known for winning the ITV1 show, Superstar– Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent search for Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. His other theatre credits include Magaldi in Evita at the Dominion Theatre. Ben will join The Phantom of the Opera following his appearance as Buddy in Elf The Musical also at the Dominion Theatre. Ben's run as the Phantom has now been extended until Sat 2 September.
Celinde Schoenmaker as Christine Daae. Celinde most recently played the role of Fantine in Les Misérables at The Queen’s Theatre, having made her West End debut in 2013. Previously she played Jenny in a production of Love Story which toured Holland.
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