The Phaaaaaaaaaantom of The Op-er-a is coming back to Manchester.
The breathtaking original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour which will include at stop at Palace Theatre Manchester in March 2020.
Now in its 33rd year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history. It last played in Manchester in 2012 for a sold-out run at the Palace, winning rave reviews in the process.
The musical 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 convinces her to become his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. But when Christine falls in love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and the Really Useful Theatre Company Limited The Phantom of the Opera will play at Palace Theatre Manchester from March 26 to May 30, 2020. The romantic, haunting and soaring score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the title number.
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals in 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.
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