Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced three further venues for the UK and Ireland tour of the original production of The Phantom Of The Opera. These are Sunderland Empire (4 November – 5 December 2020), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (9 December 2020 – 16 January 2021) and Plymouth Theatre Royal (20 January – 20 February 2021).
As previously announced, the tour will open at Curve, Leicester on 22 February 2020 where it will run until 21 March 2020 before playing Manchester Palace Theatre (26 March – 30 May 2020), Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin (10 June – 18 July 2020), Birmingham Hippodrome (29 July – 12 September 2020) and Edinburgh Festival Theatre (23 September – 31 October 2020).
Now in its 34th phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom Of The Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history. 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 Phantom Of The Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents 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 and 183 cities in 17 languages. It has won more than 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards.