The Phantom of the Opera: Edinburgh TicketsNow Closed
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.
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.
Please Note: For this venue, tickets will not be posted out until 1 week before the event.
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 Leading Actor in a Musical (Michael Crawford)
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kaye)
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design