The Phantom of the Opera is returning to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, for a nine week run opening in March 2020.

The production is now in to its 33rd year in the West End and is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.

The Phantom of the Opera 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 lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

The success of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production is well documented – it is the only show in history to celebrate 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic; is the became the longest running show in Broadway history in January 2006 and celebrated its 13,000th show in January 2018.

The Phantom of the Opera has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart, and Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber,   Based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opera’ by Gaston Leroux, with Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited.

When does The Phantom of the Opera run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre?

The Phantom of the Opera runs at the Palace Theatre Manchester from 26 March until 30 May 2020.  Tickets go on sale on 1 July 2019.

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