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The Phantom Of The Opera

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The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical The Phantom Of The Opera is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. Read More >

The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical The Phantom Of The Opera is based on Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House.

The musical first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and has gone on to be one of the most successful theatre productions of all time.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House hides the Phantom, living a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, he “haunts” the backstage and public areas. Falling in love with a young chorus singer, Christine Daaé, he transforms her into a star. When the Phantom’s love for his beautiful protégée grows so strong that he asks her to spend her life with him in his subterranean kingdom, he is devastated when she is rescued by her lover – and vows revenge.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score, along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.

Ben Lewis stars at ‘The Phantom’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre, having played the role in the original Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel Love Never Dies, with the show also starring Kelly Mathieson as ‘Christine Daae’ and Jeremy Taylor as ‘Raoul’. From 3 September, Tim Howar will play The Phantom for an initial run until 8 December.

The show has won over 50 major theatre awards, including three Olivier Awards in the West End and seven Tonys on Broadway. It was the winner of the Olivier Audience Award, voted by the public, in the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards.

The Phantom Of The Opera is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Stockholm and on tour in the US.

Now in its 31st year, The Phantom Of The Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 12,000 performances, having become the first stage production to reach worldwide grosses of $6 billion. Worldwide, a staggering 140 million people have seen The Phantom Of The Opera in 35 countries and 160 cities in 15 languages.

Get to know The Phantom Of The Opera’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Looking for more about The Phantom Of The Opera? Check out our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Phantom in London’ guide!

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Age Suitability: 8+. i

Advisory Content: Contains adult themes, strobe lighting, lightning effects, and gun shots.

Minimum age for entry to theatre: All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused. All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. All children should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat; no babes-in-arms allowed.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 09/10/1986

Booking Until: 05/10/2019

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


The Phantom - Tim Howar

Christine Daaé - Kelly Mathieson

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny - Jeremy Taylor

Carlotta Giudicelli - Kimberly Blake

Monsieur Firmin - Ross Dawes

Monsieur Andre - Mark Oxtoby

Madame Giry - Jacinta Mulcahy

Ubaldo Piangi - Paul Ettore Tabone

Meg Giry - Georgia Ware

Jeweller (Il Muto) - Matt Bateman

Princess (Hannibal) - Bridget Costello

Joseph Buquet - Hadrian Delacey

Confidante (Il Muto) - Hannah Grace

Monsieur Reyer/Auctioneer - Philip Griffiths

Porter/Lion Man - Andrei Teodor Iliescu

Wardrobe Mistress - Ellen Jackson

Firechief - Kris Manuel

Soldier - James Bisp

Monsieur Lefevre / Don Attilio - Tim Morgan

Policeman in the Pit - Danny Whitehead

Slave Master - Andrei Teodor Iliescu

Wild Woman (Hannibal) - Katy Hanna

Page (Don Juan Triumphant) - Rachel Spurrell

Passarino/Hairdresser - Paul Erbs

Madame Firmin - Victoria Ward

Ensemble & Swing - Morven Douglas, Lily Howes, Sophie Cottrill, Claire Tilling, Grace Horne, Hettie Hobbs, Adam Robert Lewis, Rebecca Ridout, Matthew Barrow, John Stacey, Scott Davies, Lori Gilchrist, Emily Hodge, Danielle Stephens



Director - Harold Prince

Producer - Cameron Macintosh & Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd

Designer - Maria Bjornson

Choreographer - Gillian Lynne

Lighting Designer - Andrew Bridge

Sound - Mick Potter

Author - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics By - Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

Music By - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Original Sound Design - Martin Levan

Co-Orchestrator - David Cullen


About Her Majesty’s Theatre

Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL

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