Since opening in the West End in 1986, with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the lead roles, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s masterpiece the Phantom of the Opera has become the world’s most successful musical of all time, selling over 100million tickets across the globe and winning countless awards along the way.
Adapted from Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera is anything but your classic love story though. It’s a dark, mysterious and intriguing affair about oppressive romance.
It tells the tragic tale of a young composer, shamed by his physical disfigurement into a ghostly presence in the grand and splendour of the Paris Opera Paris House, and his infatuation with a beautiful young soprano Christine who he grooms for operatic success.
But as Christine begins to fall in love with a handsome young man from her past, the Phantom’s complicated character begins to unravel as he descends into a rage full of jealously and envy with increasingly dangerous consequences. 3
With stunning scenery, special effects and a spectacular score to match the Phantom of the Opera is one of the greatest musical works of all time, no wonder it continues to be one of the biggest draws in the West End.
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