Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Re-imagined 'The Phantom of the Opera' to Embark on UK Tour in 2012

One of the most anticipated productions in 2012 will not play Broadway or London. Instead a brand new tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera' will play various dates in the United Kingdom. As 'Les Miserables' was rejuvenated for a world tour in 2010 and now touring the U.S., the new 'Phantom' tour will feature new set designs and direction.

John Owen-Jones
In press statement, producer Cameron Mackintosh said: After 25 phenomenal years and a glorious celebration of the show's success at the Royal Albert Hall, I'm delighted to announce that a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical will open its National Tour next March in Plymouth. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Bjronson's amazing costumes, be the first to surrender to the music of the night and fall in love with the Phantom in the his new guise all over again.

Earl Carpenter
John Owen-Jones and Earl Carpenter will share the role of the 'The Phantom" and Katie Hall will play Christine. Laurence Connor, director of the 25th anniversary celebration, will stage the tour with new choreography by Scott Ambler. Lighting design is by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Mackintosh.

'The Phantom of the Opera' New UK Tour Dates. John Owen-Jones stars as The Phantom until Sep 29, 2012; Earl Carpenter assume the role on October 1, 2012:
Theatre Royal Plymouth, Feb 27-Mar 3, 2012 
Manchester Palace Theatre, Apr 4-May 19, 2012 
Bristol Hippodrome, May 22-Jun 30, 2012 
Dublin Grand Canal Theatre, Jul 4-Aug 4, 2012
Leeds Grand Theatre, Aug 8-Sep 15, 2012 
Edinburgh Playhouse, Sep 19-Oct 20, 2012 
Milton Keyes Theatre, Oct 24-Nov 24, 2012
Cardiff Wales Millenium Centre, Dec 4, 2012-Jan 12, 2013
Southampton Mayflower, Jan 22-Feb 16, 2013
Further dates to be announced.

Visit thephantomoftheoperatour.com for more information. Play the teaser trailer below.


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