London will be celebrating an important milestone this October as one of the most popular and famous musicals marks its 25th birthday with a special production at the Royal Albert Hall. Just as 2010 saw “Les Miserables” celebrate the same milestone at the O2 Arena with many well known names from the West End show taking to the stage, 2011 will see “The Phantom of the Opera” celebrate with two shows at the most prestigious theatre in town. Various well known actors and musicians will take to the stage in the process, including Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess.
“The Phantom of the Opera” made its way to a West End in 1986 and throughout its two-and-a-half decade run it has called Her Majesty’s Theatre its home. During this time it has welcomed a huge quantity of London theatre fans and further visitors from all over the world, becoming one of the best known musicals around. Its popularity even spawned the sequel “Love Never Dies”, which has been running at the Adelphi Theatre and is set to close in August, in addition to a Hollywood movie starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum.
The story is based on the novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, which was first seen in the English language in 1911 – the same era in which the story is set – and eventually found its way to the stage as a musical in the 1970s. But it was another musical version developed by Andrew Lloyd Webber that caught people’s attention when it opened in the West End in 1986.
In addition to Karimloo and Boggess, audiences can also expect the likes of Barry James, Gareth Snook, Liz Robertson and Wynne Evans take to the stage, in addition to numerous guest stars and musicians. It is likely to be a stand out show as we head to the Paris Opera House and witness the perils and chaos caused by the mysterious phantom, who lurks beneath the building.
Performances of “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 1st October 2011 (7:30pm) and Sunday 2nd October 2011 (7:00pm).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 1st October 2011|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 2nd October 2011|
|Evenings:||Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 7pm|
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