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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.
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 is currently playing the role of the Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End, will continue the role for the UK tour's leg in Manchester. He was voted 'Best Valjean Ever' after taking on the iconic Les Misérables role on both Broadway and the West End.
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 (Manchester) 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 (Manchester) reviews - most recent customers
the show was Fab! we enjoyed every minute. Had great seats in a lovely theatre!!!
Excellent show, fantastic performance from all the cast, lovely theatre surroundings.
A short review of this version of the "Phantom" at the Palace Theatre, Manchester (02.05/12) would be, enthralling, entertaining, passionate and powerful. That though does not do justice to the whole evenings entertainment. Manchester on dry Wednesday evening, is an easy place to get about, the fact that one of the main railways stations is a hop, skip and a jump away should not be ingnored. The Palace was open when we turned up over an hour early and we were welcomed into the warm interior. We found the staff honestly friendly and helpful. That gave a good feeling even before the show started. The show started as expected, slowish and deliberately hesitent (Christine). Then as the story unfoled the power and majesty of the show came to life. The main leads did their stuff with vim and pleasure, and energy. The mid and background actors added much to the show and should be appluaded for their efforts. One major attraction was the set design and movement, some serious design and appliction work here! The fact that the set could change quite dramatically in a few seconds seemed to give the actors a great base to work off. I did smile at the use of the steps (you will note these in the show) which would not be allowed in the heavily controlled industrial sites that I am used to. The main leads were superb, and gave much of themselves to make these parts come alive on stage. The singing was everything you would expect and more. The music accompanying them excellent, the sound design was also excellent. The use of different speakers to extend the show to the furthest reaches of the seating area, magic. I liked the addition of actors down on the composers stand and in the pit, which enlarged the whole action. Never having felt the want to write a review before, this show got my juices going. Writting this some 12 hours after the event, none of the energy has left me. Thank you to the actors and everyone else that made it all happen - I will visit again soon!
The matinee show was wonderful. It was the first time that i have seen this show, and i was not dissapointed. It was an absolutely wonderful production.
The tickets were a present for two friends...they enjoyed the show very much
Really enjoyed the show.
Did You Know?
The original Phantom, Michael Crawford (currently starring in The Wizard of Oz), 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.
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