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The Phantom of the Opera
One of the most well-known tales of theatreland, The Phantom of The Opera is an enduring classic that has been pulling in the crowds for decades. The story should be as well-known as any by now, but a brief synopsis goes a little like this:
The opera in Paris circa the late 19th century is a fine place to be for anyone who has masses of singing and performing talent. One caveat to that though is the need for good looks, such is the shallow nature of the business of show. The Phantom of The Opera is a horribly deformed ex-star who hides in the shadows below and behind the opera stage, 'haunting' performers and making demands to have his own private box for his own special private use.
When a young and beautiful chorus singer catches his eye, The Phantom of The Opera takes a gamble on her, hiding in the shadows while teaching her all he knows. Soon, she is the star of the show thanks to her wonderful voice, instilling The Phantom of The Opera with the courage required to reveal himself and declare his love. Disturbed, the pupil tries to flee but is captured by The Phantom of The Opera and taken to his subterranean lair. Can she escape? Will The Phantom of The Opera find a heart and release her? Or will her lover track her down and set her free?
Theatre: Her Majesty's Theatre.
Closing Date: Booking until April 2014.
Performance Times: Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm, matinees every Tuesday & Saturday: 2:30pm.
Tickets: £20 - £63
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes