LONDON – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announce a brand new 2020 UK and Ireland tour of world famous The Phantom of the Opera, with stops at The Curve, Leicester, Manchester Palace Theatre, Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin, Birmingham Hippodrome and Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
Now in its 33rd year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is often considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history, filled with some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the unforgettable title song.
Currently on tour in the USA and Asia (the latter currently in Malaysia and produced by Base Entertainment Asia), 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.
As one of the most successful musicals in entertainment history, The Phantom of the Opera has played 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. It is also the only show in history to have celebrated 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic. The musical became the longest running show in Broadway history on 9th January 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance.