Just when we thought that Birmingham Hippodrome couldn’t get us any more excited for its 2020 programme, it’s announced that The Phantom of the Opera is returning as part of a huge UK and Ireland tour for the first time since 2012.
The Olivier Award-winning production, which is now in its 33rd year, tells the story of The Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Captivated by the talents of a young soprano, Christine, he lures her into become his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware that Christine’s heart is already taken by Raoul, The Phantom’s intentions soon turn dark and dangerous, threatening Christine and those around her.
Featuring All I Ask of You, The Music of the Night and Masquerade, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musical productions of all time.
Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome Artistic Director and Chief Executive said: “The Phantom of the Opera is the very definition of a blockbuster musical, having played in London for 33 years and been seen by 145 million people worldwide.
“Now Birmingham audiences will have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary production, as once again the Hippodrome brings the very best of the West End to the West Midlands.”
Produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, dates for The Phantom of the Opera go on general sale Thursday, September 26. Dates for the 2020 tour are yet to be announced, so make sure you check back on the Hippodrome’s website for further details.