Producers of the forthcoming concert version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies have revealed final casting for the show, which will play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in August 2023.
Casting already announced are Broadway legend Norm Lewis (Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, Jesus Christ Superstar) as The Phantom, and Celinde Schoenmaker (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) currently starring in Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre, as Christine.
Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera sequel will also star Matthew Seadon-Young (Death of a Salesman, Company) as Raoul, Courtney Stapleton (Beauty and the Beast) as Meg, Sally Dexter (Emmerdale, Billy Elliot the Musical) as Madame Giry, Nic Greenshields as Squelch, Charles Brunton as Gangle, and Lucie-Mae Sumner as Fleck. The ensemble includes Chloe Campbell, Alex Christian, Courtney George, Aoife Kenny, Alex Pinder and Emily Ann Potter.
Directed by Shaun Kerrison (My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol), Love Never Dies returns to the story of The Phantom of the Opera 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House, and is set on Coney Island in New York.
The original production premiered in 2010 at the Adelphi Theatre starring Ramin Karimloo, David Thaxton and Celia Graham.
Love Never Dies has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Lloyd Webber, Slater, Ben Elton and Frederick Forsyth.
The creative team also includes musical supervision by Simon Lee, musical direction by Freddie Tapner, choreography by Joanna Goodwin, sound design by Adam Fisher, lighting design by Tim Deiling, set and costume design by Rebecca Bower and casting by Sarah-Jane Price.
Love Never Dies In Concert, which features the sensational ‘Til I Hear You Sing and the heart-breaking Love Never Dies, is accompanied by the 27-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO), and will run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 21st (7.30pm) and 22nd August (2.30pm and 7.30pm).