Record-breaking original production of The Phantom of the Opera is heading to Birmingham
Considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of The Phantom of the Opera is set to perform at Birmingham Hippodrome from 29th July – 12thSeptember 2020.
Now in its 33rd phenomenal year in the West End, 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. The musical is currently showing in London, New York, Prague and Sao Paulo, as well as on tour in the US and Asia.
Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome Artistic Director and Chief Executive said; “The Phantom of the Opera is the very definition of a blockbuster musical, having played in London for 33 years and been seen by 145 million people worldwide. “Now Birmingham audiences will have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary production, as once again the Hippodrome brings the very best of the West End to the West Midlands.”
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’s music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, makes for a romantic, haunting and soaring soundtrack. The book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber is based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opera’ by Gaston Leroux, with orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited.
To book visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).