The Phantom of the Opera extends West End run and releases new images
The show is now booking into 2024
The Phantom of the Opera has announced that it will be extending its booking period until 2 March, 2024, at Her Majesty’s Theatre. In addition, new production images have also been released.
Currently starring Earl Carpenter as The Phantom, Holly-Anne Hull as Christine Daaé, and Matt Blaker as Raoul, also appearing are Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta, with Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry, and Ellie Young as Meg Giry. At certain performances, the role of Christine Daaé is played by Paige Blankson.
Starting from 3 April, Jon Robyns will join the company as The Phantom, taking over from Carpenter in the role.
The cast is completed by Hollie Aires, Connor Carson, Corina Clark, Michelle Cornelius, Edward Court, Lily De-La-Haye, Hywel Dowsell, Serina Faull, James Gant, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Emma Harris, Yukina Hasebe, Thomas Holdsworth, Olivia Holland-Rose, Jacob Hughes, Grace Hume, James Hume, Tim Morgan, Michael Robert-Lowe, Eve Shanu-Wilson, Tim Southgate, Anouk Van Laake, Jasmine Wallis, Ralph Watts, Skye Weiss, Simon Whitaker, Lizzie Wofford and Andrew York.
The music for the production is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The book for the musical is written by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber, and it is based on the novel Le Fantôme de l'Opera by Gaston Leroux. The orchestrations for the music are done by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber, while the musical supervision is handled by Simon Lee.
The production design for the show is created by Maria Björnson, with set design adapted by Matt Kinley and associate costume design by Jill Parker. Lighting for the show is designed by Andrew Bridge with associate lighting design by Warren Letton, and the sound design is done by Mick Potter. The musical staging and choreography for the show was handled by Gillian Lynne, recreated and adapted by Chrissie Cartwright.
The original production of the show was directed by Harold Prince, while the current production is directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn.