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David Thaxton in Jesus Christ Superstar (Photo: Johan Persson)

David Thaxton in Jesus Christ Superstar (Photo: Johan Persson)

David Thaxton to star as The Phantom Of The Opera

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 22 November 2018

“Sing once again with me!” David Thaxton will star in the title role of The Phantom Of The Opera for a limited West End run, commencing later this year.

Thaxton will join the cast from Monday 10 December 2018 to cover Tim Howar, who is due to play his contracted dates with Mike and the Mechanics as previously announced. Howar will put on the mask for the last time on Saturday 8 December, until he returns to the role from Monday 13 May 2019.

It’s not Thaxton’s first role in the story arch of The Phantom Of The Opera, however; he previously portrayed the Phantom’s adversary, Raoul, in sequel Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre.

Thaxton also recently played Javert in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, and his previous credits include Enjolras in the same show, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and Giorgio in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, his Olivier Award-winning role.

The Phantom Of The Opera is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s world-famous musical based on Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House.

The show sees a mesmerising score, jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects combine to bring a tragic love story to life every night.


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