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Love Never Dies

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Closed August 27, 2011

Beautiful and haunting. This new production is astounding

Baz Bamingboye, Daily Mail

Why See Love Never Dies?

The Ultimate Story of Love and Betrayal

With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book by Ben Elton, Kamin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) stars in this emotionally packed sequel to the universally acclaimed Phantom of the Opera. Tony award winning Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Little Mermaid) takes over lyricist duties in what The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer describes as "a constant pleasure, lavishly orchestrated and ranging from deliciously pert vaudeville numbers to those thrillingly romantic love songs."

What's it about?

Set ten years after Phantom of the Opera and relocated to New York's Coney Island, we find that the Phantom has reinvented himself as Mr Y, and runs a circus of curiosities called Phantasma. Still bewitched by Christine (the heroine of the original show) The Phantom invites her to sing at Phantasma as the main attraction. Having no idea that Mr Y is the Phantom she arrives with her husband, Raoul, now gripped by bile and alcohol, along with Gustave, the ten year old son.

It is not long before the Phantom reveals himself to Christine and confesses that his undying love for her is stronger than ever. Christine must face her dilemma and make a choice, Raoul or the Phantom.

The stakes are upped when The Phantom hears Gustave sing and is left certain that he is the boy's father. Raoul discovers Mr Y's true identity and the two confront each other, culminating with the two men making a bet. If Christine sings on the last night of the season, she will belong to The Phantom, if not, she will be Raoul's. But there is another alternative that neither men bargained for.

Did You Know?

Love Never Dies took seventeen years from concept to production.

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Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 20 February 2010

Opening night: 9 March 2010

Audience

Love Never Dies is suitable for audiences of all ages. Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to the Adlephi Theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom
Celia Graham as Christine Daae
Liz Robertson as Madame Giry
Haley Flaherty as Meg Giry
David Thaxton as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
Tam Mutu as Alternate Phantom
Tracey Penn as Fleck
Adam Pearce as Squelch
Charles Brunton as Gangle
Edward Bracey as Gustave
Jack Costello as Gustave
Daniel Dowling as Gustave
Connor Fitzgerald as Gustave
George Littell as Gustave
Harry Polden as Gustave
Nick Blair as Ensemble
Dale Branston as Ensemble
Abigail Brodie as Swing
Kieran Brown as Ensemble
Nick Crossley as Ensemble
Natalie Edmunds as Ensemble
Chris Gage as Swing/ Acro Captain
Mirela Golinska as Ensemble
Daniel Gourlay as Ensemble
Simon Ray Harvey as Ensemble
Grace Holdstock as Ensemble
Lucinda Lawrence as Swing
Vanessa Leagh-Hicks as Ensemble
Louisa Lydell as Ensemble
David McMullan as Ensemble
Lisa Mathieson as Ensemble
Colette Morrow as Ensemble
Ashley Nottingham as Dance Captain/Swing
Mira Ormala as Ensemble
Rae Piper as Swing/ Acro Captain
Alexa-Jayne Robinson as Ensemble
Andrew Rothwell as Ensemble
Simon Storey as Ensemble
Lucy van Gasse as Ensemble
Tim Walton as Swing
Zara Warren as Ensemble

Creative

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Ben Elton
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Designed by Bob Crowley
Choreography by Jerry Mitchell
Music Supervisor Gareth Valentine
Lighting by Paule Constable

What we thought

Brilliant POWERFUL fantastic

Ramin Karimloo captures Phantom's awkwardness as well as his brilliance and his powerful voice really does soar.

Ramin Karimloo captures Phantom's awkwardness as well as his brilliance and his powerful voice really does soar. Sierra is fabulous both in voice and presence.

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Natalie Vincent

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What you thought

55 reviews, average rating: (3.6 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Nicole: “excellent”

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