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Booking Period

Show Opened

19th Sep 2012

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Age Restrictions

Recommended for ages 10 and over. Under 5s will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
 

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What's it all about?

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success will be unveiled for the UK national tour. With a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor, director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall and with new choreography by Scott Ambler.

You'll be captivated by one of the greatest love stories of all time and swept away by the swooping, romantic score, the sumptuous period costumes and the gothic splendour of the candle-lit sets.

After 25 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has lost none of its power to move.

Please Note: Tickets will not be posted out until one week before the event.

What's the story?

Beneath the Paris Opera House lives a mysterious masked man, so rarely seen he’s almost a ghost. But when beautiful young soprano Christine catches his eye and he finds there is a rival for her affections, he swears to wreak a terrible revenge.

Can love conquer all, even touching the heart of a monster?

Who's in it?

John Owen-Jones, who has played the role of the Phantom at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, will continue the role for the September performances. He was voted 'Best Valjean Ever' after taking on the iconic Les Misérables role on both Broadway and the West End. 

For the rest of the UK tour's leg in Edinburgh, the role will be played by Earl Carpenter, also a Phantom veteran of the West End, and who notably played Javert in Les Misérables in the West End and on tour for a total of 3 years (2008-10).

Katie Hall meanwhile plays the object of the Phantom's affection Christine, after having played the role of alternate Christine in the West End production for some time. She was a boot camp contestant for the BBC1's search for Nancy in Oliver! after which she was immediately cast in The Phantom of the Opera. Like her co-star, Katie has treaded the boards at Les Misérables, playing Cosette at Queen's Theatre, on tour and at the O2.

Who is The Phantom of the Opera: Edinburgh suitable for?

You don't have to be one half of a power couple to enjoy The Phantom of the Opera, but it will certainly take date night up a notch or two.

That said, as well as the glorious romance, one of the great things about the show is how scary it can be. For this reason, you might want to think twice before bringing youngsters – although plucky kids who laugh in the face of fear will be mesmerised by the man behind the mask and his murky subterranean haunts.

And opera buffs will love Webber's cheeky musical references to everyone from Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan.

The Phantom of the Opera: Edinburgh reviews - most recent customers

The Phantom Of the Opera at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh was excellent, in front of a full house. From the stage scenery to the characters, from the orchestra to the lead singers was absolutely first class. I would highly recommend that this venue to anyone who enjoys music to a high standard for the follow-up to the phantom. The theatre staff are also very helpful with a very pleasant & friendly manner which speaks volumes to an enjoyable evening at the theatre The location of the theatre in Edinburgh is ideal - near to eating places, car parks & adjacent to many bus routes Cheers Hugh & Doreen Lapham

brilliant,fantastic production and the stage settings were amazing.the cast were superb.well worth the travel from aberdeen to see the show.

Loved every minute of it! Laughed a lot, also jumped out of my skin at a couple of points, totally thrilling! Brilliant :-)

The show was everything expected and the performances were top rate. The everlasting story of love wins out in the end allows the show to have a happy ending but you are left wondering what happened to the Phantom and will he return at some time? Is that possible for another show? The staging of the performance was fantastic and ran smoothly from each of the changes in scenes - a big congratulations to all those who put on this wonderful production. A thoroughly enjoyable experience as the whole audience was held spell bound until the end.

The show was absolutely fantastic! The set was simply amazing, smooth set changes and good effects: the scene was very believable. The singers were absolutely fantastic: Earl Carpenter (The Phantom) had a truly amazing voice. The cast were fantastic and the costumes were lovely. Especially loved the scene of the masquerade ball. Filled with excitement, frights and laughs, this play was fantastic and I am grateful to have seen it. The only issue I had was the seating space: my legs were cramped against the seat in front: I can only imagine the discomfort a taller person would face when sitting. Apart from this, it was a great experience and one I will keep with me forever.

We went to the Edinburgh Playhouse on a Monday night and although the seats were far from full the cast put on a truly magnificent performance. From the opening auction scene with the chandelier to the gripping climax the Phantom of the Opera did not disappoint. The dancing, costumes, sets and of course the vocals were worthy of the West End stage. The production was slick, fast moving and the seamless changes of scene and set outstanding. The Phantom may be the lead role but young Katie Hall who played Christine Daae has a stunning voice and has a bright future ahead of her. A wonderful production, a great night out and a show not to be missed.

Did You Know?

The original Phantom, Michael Crawford, recalls a memorable moment during the show's early days when the remote-controlled boat that he boards at a crucial point was left all at sea after its signals got mixed up with those of the local fire brigade.

Incredibly, one New York usher has watched the show more than 9,000 times. Now that's dedication. If she and the 100 million other people who've seen it are anything to go by, this is going to be one of your best nights in the theatre.

Important Information

Please Note: For this venue, tickets will not be posted out until 1 week before the event.
 

Awards

1986 Laurence Olivier Awards

Outstanding Performance in a Musical (Michael Crawford)

Musical of the Year

 

2002 Laurence Olivier Awards

Audience Award for Most Popular Show

 

1988 Tony Awards

Best Musical

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Michael Crawford)

Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kaye)

Best Director

Best Set Design

Best Costume Design

Best Lighting Design

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