Broadway’s longest-running show, and winner of seven Tony Awards, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless story of seduction and despair.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterly adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel is one of the world’s most successful ever musicals.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the show is the longest-running production in Broadway history.
A breathtaking evening at the theatre, Phantom is full of drama, swirling music, sumptuous costumes and extraordinary stage spectacle.
THE STORY: Set near the turn of the 20th century in Paris, the Paris Opera House is harboring a dark secret: A physically deformed, genius composer haunts its inhabitants from a lair beneath the theater. Mournful and alone, the “Phantom” becomes obsessed with the Paris Opera’s breathtaking new ingénue, Christine. The soprano is both fascinated by and terrified of the mysterious masked man who writes operas specifically for her. Flattered and eager to succeed, Christine accepts the Phantom’s tutelage. When a friend from Christine’s childhood, a handsome young noble named Raoul, re-enters the singer’s life, the Phantom goes mad with jealousy and plots revenge, setting off a disastrous chain of events that threaten every life in the Paris Opera House – including his own.
Date: 20 November 2013
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Broadway, Majestic Theatre, The Phantom of the Opera