New Phantom of the Opera UK tour to open at Curve Leicester

Phantom of the Opera. Image Johan Persson

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a new UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera, opening at Curve, Leicester in February.

Now in its 33rd phenomenal year in the West End, Phantom is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions ever.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic, haunting and soaring score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the iconic title song.

The iconic musical tells the story of a disfigured musical genius, known only as The Phantom, who haunts the bowels of the Paris Opera House.

Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano – Christine – the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.

Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals in entertainment history, playing to over 145 million people in 41 countries, 183 cities and in 17 languages. It has won more than 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards.

It is the only show in history to have celebrated 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 2016 the London production celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a special gala performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

In 2006 the musical became the longest running show in Broadway history and, in January 2018, it celebrated both its 13,000th performance and an amazing 30 years on the New York stage.

Phantom has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. The book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opera by Gaston Leroux.

2020 UK AND IRELAND TOUR

February 24 – March 21, Curve Theatre, Leicester
March 26 – May 30, Palace Theatre, Manchester
June 10 – July 18, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
July 29 – September 12, Birmingham Hippodrome
September 23 – October 31, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

MORE DATES TO COME

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