Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce three further venues for the UK and Ireland tour of the brilliant original production of The Phantom of the Opera. These are Sunderland Empire (4 November – 5 December 2020), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (9 December 2020 – 16 January 2021) and Plymouth Theatre Royal (20 January – 20 February 2021).
As previously announced, the tour will open at Curve, Leicester on 22 February 2020 where it will run until 21 March 2020 before playing Manchester Palace Theatre (26 March – 30 May 2020), Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin (10 June – 18 July 2020), Birmingham Hippodrome (29 July – 12 September 2020) and Edinburgh Festival Theatre (23 September – 31 October 2020).
Full venue details and on sale dates below with further dates and full casting to be announced soon.
Now in its 34th phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic, haunting and soaring score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the iconic title song.
The musical tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals in entertainment history playing to over 145 million people in 41 countries and 183 cities in 17 languages. It has won more than 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards.
The Phantom of the Opera is the only show in history to have celebrated 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 2016 the London production celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a special gala performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre and in October 2011 the London production celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular staging of “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” which was screened live in cinemas all over the world and subsequently released on DVD. The musical became the longest running show in Broadway history on 9 January 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance. On 1 January 2018 it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on 24 January the Broadway production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway.
The Phantom of the Opera has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart, and Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opera’ by Gaston Leroux, with Orchestraions by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Ltd.
SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
Curve Theatre, Leicester
THURSDAY 26 MARCH – SATURDAY 30 MAY 2020
Palace Theatre, Manchester
WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE – SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
WEDNESDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020
WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2020
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2020
ON SALE 18 NOVEMBER 2019
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2020 – SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2021
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
ON SALE 25 NOVEMBER 2019
WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY – SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2021
Plymouth Theatre Royal
ON SALE SPRING 2020
Photo credit: Johan Persson