The first ever UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies will come to Manchester Opera House in October 2020.
Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Ben Elton and based on The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, the production of the show was first seen in Australia before a hugely successful tour of North America.
Now the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will tour the UK, running at Manchester Opera House for 11 nights.
What is Love Never Dies about?
Set in 1907, it is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new live in New York. Living amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island, he has found a place for his music to soar, but never stopped yearning for his one true love, his musical protegee Christine Daae.
Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. At the same time her marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.
In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhatten to Coney Island not knowing what is in store for them.
Additional lyrics come from Charles Hart, orchestrations by David Gullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Love Never Dies is directed by Simon Phillips, with set and costume design by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by Graeme Murphy and sound design by Mick Potter.
When does Love Never Dies run at Manchester Opera House?
Love Never Dies runs at Manchester Opera House from 14-24 October 2020. Tickets go on sale on 31 January 2020 at 10am.