Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that The Phantom of the Opera, London's second-longest-running musical, which announced closure due to the Covid-19 restrictions in July 2020, will return to Her Majesty’s Theatre from 21st July 2021.
Lloyd Webber said: "I am buoyed by the government's roadmap announcement last week and am absolutely prepared to do my part to get theatre open again this summer.
I want to lead the way and give others confidence to follow suit by getting major musicals back open. They are the powerhouse of the West End and have been out of action for almost a year now.
I cannot wait to welcome back audiences to live theatre and bring life, employment and joy back to our capital city after a harrowing past year."
About the Show
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life.
The musical first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Thursday 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles. Since then The Phantom of the Opera has gone on to become one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time, winning 70 major theatre awards and been seen by over 140 million people worldwide.
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