Heading into its 32nd year in London, The Phantom of the Opera has announced key cast changes from the 4th September.
Joining the cast of the long running West End production will be Ben Lewis who will play the title role of ‘The Phantom’, Kelly Mathieson as ‘Christine Daaé’ and Jeremey Taylor as ‘Raoul’. Joining them is Amy Manford as the alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.
Ben Lewis played The Phantom in the Australian production of Love Never Dies. His other stage credits include Frank Butler in the Crucible’s production of Annie Get Your Gun”. He was also in the original UK cast of Love Me Tender and starred in Forbidden Broadway and Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Joining him in the cast and making her West End debut, Kelly Mathieson trained at the Scottish Ballet Company and the Royal College of Music. Her previous opera credits include Le Nozze de Figaro, Agrippina, Orpheus and the Underworld, Die Zauberflöte and Carmen.
Jeremy Taylor’s stage credits includes the roles of Fiyero in Wicked and Galileo in We Will Rock You, as well as appearing in the UK tours of Evita and The Sound of Music.
Amy Manford will be making her West End debut in the production, having sung internationally as a soloist with the London Handel, London Cello and the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s. She has recently graduated with a Masters of Performance in Vocal Performance from The Royal College of Music.
As of the 4th September, the full company for The Phantom of the Opera will be:Matt Bateman, James Roxby Brown, Bridget Costello, Scott Davies, Jade Davies, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Hannah Grace, Lori Gilchrist, Philip Griffiths, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Ellen Jackson, Richard Kent, Adam Robert Lewis, Ben Lewis, Siôn Lloyd, Amy Manford, Kelly Mathieson, Lara Martins, Luke McCall , Leo Miles, Tim Morgan, Fiona Morley, Jacinta Mulcahy, Mark Oxtoby, Danielle Pullum, Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, John Stacey, Tom Sterling, Paul Ettore Tabone,Jeremy Taylor, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward and Georgia Ware.
During its time on the West End stage, the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has won four Olivier Awards since it originally opened with Michael Crawford as ‘The Phantom’ and Sarah Brightman as ‘Christine.’
The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking at Her Majesty’s Theatre until the 3rd March 2018. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com,Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com, See Tickets.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.