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The Phantom of the Opera to hold open auditions for UK and Ireland tour

The auditions will be held in August

The Phantom of the Opera
© Johan Persson

Open auditons have been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, which starts in February 2020.

As detailed on the show's Twitter feed, auditionees are invited to come to Mountview Academy in Peckham, London on Monday 5 August 2019 and register at 9am for the auditions.

The touring production is looking for performers of all ethnicities to play both lead and ensemble roles in the piece, with the call-out stating that BAME artists are particularly encouraged to attend. Recalls will then take place through August.

Auditionees should bring a CV, a photo and sheet music.

Phantom of the Opera is currently celebrating its 33rd year in the West End at Her Majesty's Theatre. Lloyd Webber's musical won three Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards when it opened in 1986 with Michael Crawford in the role of the Phantom alongside Sarah Brightman as Christine.

The show features songs including "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You". It tells the story of a phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House and who is mesmerised by a young soprano called Christine.

The tour opens on 24 February 2020, with any auditionees expected to be available for 18 months from 6 January 2020.

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