The Phantom of The Opera Tour Cancels Remaining Dates

Killian Donnelly The Phantom Holly Anne Hull Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera Photo by Johan Persson
Killian Donnelly The Phantom Holly Anne Hull Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera Photo by Johan Persson

Due to the current state of complete shutdown of the British theatre by the Government because of Covid-19, Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group have announced that their new UK and Ireland Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, which had only played its opening date prior to a 14 month tour, will not re-open.

The statement from Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group says:

The great uncertainty around the duration of social distancing requirements and the perilous financial situation in which many regional theatres find themselves have conspired to make re-routing an entire major tour like Phantom impossible for some time as so many existing tours are needing to reschedule.

The production opened at Curve, Leicester at the beginning of March. Subsequent runs in Manchester and Dublin have already been cancelled. Following these dates, the tour was due to play Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton and Bradford.

Whilst it is heart breaking for us as producers as well as for our wonderful cast, orchestra and crew who had all worked so hard to create this truly spectacular but tragically short-lived reinvented staging of the original production, we are determined that the disappearance of the “Phantom” from the British regional stage will not be forever and that when theatre is back thrilling audiences  again the “Music of the Night” will soar once more from the orchestra pit.

Ticket holders will be contacted directly by their venue/point of sale in due course and we appreciate their patience in this unprecedented time.

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