The hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera will celebrate its 7000th performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on Tuesday 12th August.
The Phantom of the Opera currently stars John Owen-Jones as ‘The Phantom’, Celia Graham as ‘Christine’, Niklas Anderson as ‘Raoul’, Richard Hazell as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Robert Irons as ‘Monsieur André’, Nan Christie as ‘Carlotta’’, Liz Robertson as ‘Madame Giry’, Jeremy Secomb as ‘Piangi’ and Hayley Driscoll as ‘Meg Giry’. Nicky Adams plays the role of ‘Christine’ at certain performances.
The Phantom of the Opera, which opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 starring Michael Crawford as ‘The Phantom’, Sarah Brightman as ‘Christine’ and Steve Barton as ‘Raoul’, is directed by Harold Prince and is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Limited.
Worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera has grossed over £1.6 billion. The box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including “Titanic”, “ET” and “Star Wars”. It has been seen in 110 cities in 20 countries to over 70 million people.
The Phantom of the Opera has won over 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys on Broadway and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It won the ‘Most Popular Musical Audience Award’, voted by the public, in the 2002 Laurence Olivier Awards.
The Phantom of the Opera is currently playing in New York, Madrid, Stuttgart and on tour in America, with a production in Denmark planned for the autumn.
Performance times for the London production are Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking to February 2004.
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