London production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces new cast

The show will welcome two West End legends to play the lead role on separate stages of the run, as well as a new official and alternate Christine. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the piece tells the unfortunate tale of a disfigured genius who insanely falls in love with a young beautiful ingenue.

They’re there – the new cast of the operaaaaaaa! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical has haunted the hearts of both Londoners and visitors from all over the world for 36 non-stop (let’s forget about what happened a couple of years ago). Now, with the music of the night being far from over, producers have confirmed today who are the newcomers to this timeless love story narrated through one of the most lavish scores in West End history. Starting on different days, the show will feature two new Phantoms, as well as a new lead and alternate Christine.

From Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April, Earl Carpenter will reprise The Phantom, a role he first came in touch with back in 2005. At the same time, Holly-Anne Hull will take the role of Christine Daae’ from Monday 23 January, having been the production’s alternate since 2021, while Paige Blankson will join the production as the new alternate from Monday 13 February, playing her at certain performances. The last addition will be provided by current Les Mis’s Jean Valjean, Jon Robyns, who will step into the company as The Phantom Monday 3 April 2023.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, The Phantom of the Opera recounts the tragic romantic tale of a disfigured genius who passionately falls in love with a beautiful naive young soprano. Originally directed by Harold Prince and with current direction by Seth Sklar-Heyn, the cast is completed by Matt Blaker as Raoul and Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta, Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry and Ellie Young as Meg Giry – as well as  Hollie Aires, Connor Carson, Corina Clark, Michelle Cornelius, Edward Court, Lily De-La-Haye, Hywel Dowsell, Serina Faull, James Gant, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Emma Harris, Yukina Hasebe, Thomas Holdsworth, Olivia Holland-Rose, Jacob Hughes, Grace Hume, James Hume, Tim Morgan, Michael Robert-Lowe, Eve Shanu-Wilson, Tim Southgate, Anouk Van Laake, Jasmine Wallis, Ralph Watts, Skye Weiss, Simon Whitaker, Lizzie Wofford and Andrew York.

The Phantom of the Opera plays at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Monday to Saturday. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Nazara

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