The Phantom of the Opera Tickets
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical has been enchanting audiences since 1986 with its haunting tale of love and obsession.
A West End Icon: Phantom of the Opera TicketsPlaying for over 35 years at His Majesty’s Theatre (formerly Her Majesty’s Theatre), Andrew Lloyd Webber's global smash-hit The Phantom of the Opera has become the second longest-running musical in the West End, and the longest-running show on Broadway. With an iconic score, stunning sets, gorgeous costumes and dazzling special effects, this unmissable production is essential viewing, earning a reputation as one of London's best musicals.
What is Phantom of the Opera about?Based on Gaston Leroux’s early 20th-century gothic novel, The Phantom of the Opera is a story of love and obsession set within the grand scenery of the Paris Opéra House. The titular Phantom, a musical genius who lurks beneath the building, sets his sights on beautiful and talented young soprano Christine. But when Christine falls in love with the handsome Vicomte Raoul, the Phantom’s love sours into rage and jealousy as he stops at nothing to possess the object of his desires.
Who wrote The Phantom of the Opera?Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborated with musician Richard Stilgoe and lyricist Charles Hart to adapt The Phantom of the Opera into the hugely popular, award-winning West End musical. Its score - including "The Music of the Night" and the iconic title song "The Phantom of the Opera" - is known worldwide. The Phantom of the Opera is based on French author Gaston Leroux’s novel, which was published in the early 1900s.
Is The Phantom of the Opera an Opera?No, The Phantom of the Opera is not an opera. It is a musical set within a Parisian opera house in the early 20th century. The word "opera" in the title refers to the setting and not the genre of the show.
While the show is not an opera, it is a mostly 'sung-through' musical, meaning there is very little spoken dialogue. The music in the show has some operatic themes but follows the musical format throughout and also includes influences from other genres such as rock, pop and choral.
The Phantom of the Opera SongsAndrew Lloyd Webber’s unforgettable score is known around the world and some of the most instantly recognisable in all of theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber developed the libretto alongside Tony Award nominee Richard Stilgoe (Starlight Express; Cats), with lyrics from Academy Award nominee Charles Hart (Aspects of Love) and Stilgoe.
Songs in The Phantom of the Opera include the mighty and ominous title number, the famous duet “All I Ask of You”, “Masquerade” and “The Music of the Night”. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score back in 1988, and won Best Musical at the Tonys and Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards in 1986. Most impressive however is the music’s enduring relevance in the public’s imagination; no one can hear the opening notes of “The Phantom of the Opera” without being transported to the drama and unique atmosphere of the live show.
The Phantom of the Opera London CastThe current cast features Jon Robyns as The Phantom, Lily Kerhoas as Christine with Paige Blankson playing the character at certain performances, Joe Griffiths-Brown as Raoul, Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta and Adam Linstead as Monsieur Andre.
Jon Robyns has previously appeared in the West End's longest-running musical, Les Misérables as Jean Valjean, and in Hamilton as King George III.
When did The Phantom of the Opera open in London?The musical had its world premiere in London in 1986. There have been more than 13,000 performances in London, including a special 25th Anniversary filmed production at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.
All visitors to the West End should book The Phantom of the Opera tickets for a truly magical theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed.