Cameron Mackintosh

PULLING THE PLUG ON PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? FOR PHANTOM’S SAKE! OVER MY DEAD BODY!

During a bout of insomnia in the early hours of yesterday morning, I drowsily stumbled upon an article written by Sky News journalist, Chris Robertson. The Phantom of the Opera is to close, permanently, in the West End. They’re pulling the plug on Phantom? I was immediately wide awake.  Over my dead body! We have to save our great British theatre! Covid-19 has done enough damage already; it cannot be allowed to destroy our cultural heritage. For phantom’s sake, whatever happens, our world-class theatre cannot be allowed to pale into insignificance.

The Phantom is still very much alive at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera is here … inside my mind Andrew Lloyd Webber If you love the musical theatre, you will love the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. I think it would surprise you to know just how much of his music you are familiar with, even if you haven’t seen the musical in …

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The Phantom of the Opera – God’s Gift to Musical Theatre

With just a handful of days to go before my long overdue West End culture fix, I thought  I would try and find out exactly when the creative spark fired Andrew Lloyd Webber into writing what has to be one of the greatest music phenomenons of all time. The story itself was published in 1911,  Le Fantome …

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