Director: Harold Prince; Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Ben Forster, Celinde Schoenmaker, Nadim Naaman, Harriet Jones, Lara Martins, Siôn Lloyd, Mark Oxtoby, Jacinta Mulcahy, Paul Ettore Tabone, Daisy Alice Hulbert, Scott Davies, Matt Blaker, Bridget Costello, Maria Coyne, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Lyndsey Gardiner, Lori Gilchrist, Philip Griffiths, Ryan Goscinski; Music and lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe
"The Phantom of the Opera" is Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest musical, and has been running in London for an incredible 28 years.
It tells the story of a horribly scarred composer who lives a shadowy existence below the Paris Opera House, hiding himself away so no can see his appearance. But then he falls for the beautiful opera singer upstairs, and ventures out in a white mask to see her.
But she is already promised to another, and the Phantom begins a campaign of terror to win her heart.
Craig has been to see the The Phantom of the Opera himself, and ranks it right up there with the best West End shows he's seen (read his review). Andrew Lloyd Webber put some of his most memorable tunes into this show, but what makes it great is the set. Some of them are absolutely fantastic -- they show them boating across an underground lake with glowing candles rising up out of the smoke. And if you don't already know already about the chandelier then I won't spoil the surprise!
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pwyn – “After watching the movie a couple of times and enjoying it, I decided to go and see the stage version. Even though I dont think the leads were as good as the film version (which is to be expected, I suppose), the stage version was easily the most enjoyabl… more”
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