Phantom Series Updates in the West End and Worldwide
Phantom Extends in London Whilst Love Never Dies Adds to its World Locations
Some updates on the “Phantom of the Opera” series in the West End and around the world have come in recently, firstly concerning the booking period of the original show at Her Majesty’s Theatre and secondly concerning international productions of its sequel “Love Never Dies”. Both have been popular musicals in their respective homes in the capital and it is likely that they will continue to draw in the crowds for some time to come – particularly if the current updates are anything to go by.
“The Phantom of the Opera” first opened its doors back in 1986 and has remained at its home of Her Majesty’s theatre ever since. According to the latest update it is now taking bookings to Saturday 28th April 2012, meaning that it will certainly get to celebrate its 25th year in the capital in the Autumn.
It tells the story of a beautiful singer by the name of Christine Daaé, who arrives to perform at the Paris Opera House in 1881. But the venue is troubled by the mysterious ‘Phantom’, who lurks around the venue and causes trouble behind a mask that conceals a disfigured face. The story progresses as the Phantom develops intense feelings for Christine.
Meanwhile, “Love Never Dies” is the successful follow-up that is running at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Though it has not announced an update itself, it has finally opened in a location beyond the United Kingdom. Plans have been afoot to bring the production to Broadway for some time, but with no luck, but instead producers have opened it in Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. It began its performances from Saturday 21st May 2011.
“Love Never Dies” picks up events ten years down the line from “The Phantom of the Opera”, with Christine receiving an invitation to perform at Coney Island in New York. So she sets off with her husband Raoul and her son Gustave in tow, unaware that a mysterious figure from her past has lured her to the location having never stopped loving her.
“The Phantom of the Opera” is now booking at Her Majesty’s Theatre until Saturday 28th April 2012. Meanwhile, the London theatre audiences can catch “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi Theatre, where it is currently booking to Saturday 14th January 2012.