Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty's Theatre

Synopsis

The Phantom of the Opera is based on a classic French thriller about a terrifying and legendary figure who emerges from the depths of The Paris Opera House and manifests the mythic opera ghost in terrifying reality.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera is now in its 22nd record breaking year. Directed by Hal Prince, this haunting love story has been seen in 120 cities in 24 countries and played to over 100 million people and won over 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and three Olivier Awards in the West End.

With some of the most lavish sets, costumes and special effects ever to have been created for the stage, The Phantom of the Opera is a musical phenomenon.

This unforgettable musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House. The combination of opulent sets and costumes, fabulous special effects and a spine-tingling score makes The Phantom of the Opera a theatre experience not to be missed.

It received its world premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre in London on 9th October 1986 and has since played over five thousand performances in London. Worldwide The Phantom of the Opera has been seen in ninety cities and has won more than fifty major theatre awards.

Where? When? What time?

Theatre: Her Majesty's Theatre - (Seating Plan)

Address: Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL - (Area Map)

Closest Tube: Piccadilly Circus - (Tube Map)

Shows running until: Sat, 26th February 2011

Matinees: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2.30PM

Evening shows: Mon to Sat at 7.30PM

Duration: Two hours and 30 minutes

What the critics had to say...

MARKUS RITZMANN says, "With crowd pleasers like “All I Ask Of You”, “The Music Of The Night” and it’s title track, “The Phantom Of The Opera” cannot fail but to hold its audiences in thrall."

RICHARD BARKLEY for the SUNDAY EXPRESS says, "Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical The Phantom of The Opera is a gorgeous operatic extravaganza that is a thrill to the blood and a sensual feast for the eye."

JOHN BARBER for the DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "This is as spectacular a piece of true theatre as London has seen in years."

JACK TINKER for the DAILY MAIL says, "Four words sum up the unstoppable success of Andrew Lloyd Webber's triumphant re-working of this vintage spine-tingling melodrama. Stars, spectacle, score and story."

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Remains the most exciting musical

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It's fantastic and fabulous

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