“Beautiful and haunting. This new production is ASTOUNDING”
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
“Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine achieve a blazing emotional intensity” Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
“Stunning, beautifully shot and wonderfully edited… a glossy beautiful film”
Elaine Paige on Sunday, BBC Radio 2
“The best film of a stage musical I’ve seen… superb”
Michael Coveney, whatsonstage.com
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to the phenomenal The Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES has recaptured hearts across the UK as it soared into the number one slot in the DVD music chart last week, where it has stayed ever since. LOVE NEVER DIES was released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Monday 12 March from Universal Pictures UK, coinciding with Mother’s Day.
Selling an impressive 37,000 copies in its launch week, the DVD also debuted at number 4 in the Top 200 DVD chart, up at the top of the chart alongside best-selling titles such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Jane Eyre, released on the same date. LOVE NEVER DIES was the highest charting non-film DVD on release last week and the biggest selling music DVD released for Mother’s Day across the last four years. It has also sold better than comparable music titles including Alfie Boe Live: The Bring Him Home Tour, also released on 12 March, which sold just over 13,000 copies in its first week.
From musical theatre’s most captivating composer, the Blu-ray and DVD features the highly acclaimed new Australian production, filmed in Melbourne. From theatre director Simon Phillips and with spectacular costume and set designs from Gabriela Tylesova, Love Never Dies is a dazzling production that takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance.
Described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as “one of the finest productions I’ve ever seen of my work, anywhere”, the Australian show features an impressive cast including highly praised musical actors Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as his Christine.
Grainne Devine Gill, Senior Product Manager at Universal Pictures said: “We’re thrilled with how this new production of Love Never Dies has performed on DVD and the reception it has received from fans. It’s been great to reintroduce this spellbinding musical to a UK audience and allow them the opportunity to fall in love with the music and the show on DVD.”
It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life inNew Yorkwhere he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows ofConey Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, it is with excitement that Christine accepts an invitation to travel toNew Yorkand perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave fromManhattan; to the glittering and glorious world ofConey Island… not knowing what is in store for them….
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