Earl Carpenter and Peter Joback in Phantom of the Opera
Both Actors Set to Appear as the Phantom During its Current Booking Period, Whilst Katry Treharme is added as Christine
Three new actors join the cast of “Phantom of the Opera” this season, with one – Earl Carpenter – already settling into the role of the Phantom and another - Peter Jöback – set to replace him from March 2012. Certain performances of the successful West End musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre will also feature Katy Treharne in the role of Christine Daaé.
Earl Carpenter has starred as The Phantom before, though his career has also included a wide range of other famous West End musicals as part of a long list of shows. He has credits such as “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre (reprising the part for “The Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert” at the O2 in 2010), “The Witches of Eastwick” at the Prince of Wales Theatre and “Between the Lines” at the Palace Theatre. He has also been seen by those with theatre tickets across the country as he has appeared in well known west end shows as part of their UK tours.
Meanwhile, Peter Jöback is a Swedish singer who is highly regarded in his home country and has enjoyed a career that has been ongoing since he was cast in “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1997. He has additional musical theatre credits that include “Kristina från Duvemåla (The Emigrants)” at Malmö Opera and Music Theatre and “Cabaret” in both Gothenburg and Stockholm though his career has mostly see him release successful albums and singles that have made him a star in Scandinavia.
“Phantom of the Opera” is perhaps the most famous musical in the West End and is also the second-longest running (after “Les Misérables”) having opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1986. It is set early in the 20th century at the Paris Opera House, where a disfigured young composer lurks behind the scenes and, wearing his trademark mask, wreaks havoc when he does not get his way. This eventually leads to his feelings of love to the young singer Christine Daaé.
“Phantom of the Opera” remains at Her Majesty’s Theatre with Earl Carpenter in the role of the Phantom until Saturday 17th March 2012 and Peter Jöback taking over from Monday 19th March 2012. It is currently booking until Saturday 27th October 2012.