Liam Tamne and Alicia Beck in The Phantom Of The Opera
The Performers Joining the Cast alongside John Ellis and Emmi Christensson with Gerónimo Rauch Remaining as the Phantom
The Phantom of the Opera returns to the news today as a casting announcement is made for the long-running West End musical. It sees Liam Tamne join the production as Raoul and Alicia Beck as Meg Giry, with further new cast members including John Ellis and Emmi Christensson.
They will appear alongside ongoing stars like Gerónimo Rauch as the Phantom, plus Martin Ball, Andy Hockley, Harriet Jones, Lara Martins and Jacinta Mulcahy.
The Phantom Of The Opera is the second-longest running musical in the West End after Les Misérables and the third-longest running show behind that and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. It opened its doors at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1986 and has remained ever since, with its 25th anniversary celebrations held at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. Its success has been mirrored around the world and a movie version was also released in 2004.
It is set in the Paris Opera House in the late 19th century and focuses on a masked ‘phantom’ who terrorises the Opera House and lurks behind the scenes, ashamed of his disfigured face. He then falls in love with the beautiful singer Christine Daaé and when she fails to get a role in the latest show he enacts his revenge.
Liam Tamne, though he has appeared in previous west end shows, is better known for his appearances on The Talent show The Voice, on which he appeared in the second series. His credits include the mentioned Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre and Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Meanwhile, Alicia Beck is best known as a dancer, singer and choreographer who has appeared on stages around Europe, from the Zurich Opera House to Windsor Castle and beyond. Prior to appearing in The Phantom Of The Opera, she has earned musical theatre experience from a European tour of Cats.
The new cast members appear in The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Monday 1st September 2014. The production is booking to Saturday 25th April 2015.