Now in its 34th glorious year

Winner of 70 major theatre awards

Seen by more than 140 million people

30 July 2020

When Andrew and Cameron re-launch Phantom in London it will be with a brand new physical production of Maria Bjornson’s original design, in a refurbished theatre. LWT have just taken a 50 year lease extension on Her Majesty’s and will do everything in their power to re-launch, better than ever, once the work is completed. We wish that we could put a date on it - but at this stage there are just too many variables. In summary, we can’t tell you exactly when the Phantom will be back but we can tell you that he will be back.

17 June 2020

In response to the continued uncertainty over when the government is going to completely withdraw social distancing measures and allow the safe return of theatre productions Cameron Mackintosh, his producing partners and Delfont Mackintosh Theatres have had to take the difficult decision of delaying the return of their productions of Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Hamilton and The Phantom of the Opera until as early as practical in 2021. Consequently they are starting a process of consultation over potential redundancies for all employees on these productions.

Cameron Mackintosh said:

This decision is heart-breaking for me, as I am sure it is for my employees, as everyone who has worked with me over the last 50 years, on or off the stage, knows how much I care about what I do and how I do it.

Despite the government engaging with the desperate pleas from everyone in the theatre industry, so far there has been no tangible practical support beyond offers to go into debt which I don't want to do. Their inability to say when the impossible constraints of social distancing will be lifted makes it equally impossible for us to properly plan for whatever the new future is. This has forced me to take drastic steps to ensure that I have the resources for my business to survive and enable my shows and theatres to reopen next year when we are permitted to. I have no investors or venture capital backing, everything is funded by me personally and already my companies’ considerable reserves have been massively reduced by the complete closure of our industry everywhere.

Everything I have made has come from the theatre and everything I have has gone back into these magnificent historic buildings that I have lovingly restored and the spectacular productions I have painstakingly insisted remain in tip top shape wherever they play in the world - resulting in my being one of the biggest employers in the theatre. The commercial theatre provides billions of pounds of revenue to the Economy. It is time this is recognised and the government takes action to ensure this priceless resource at which the British people excel is helped to survive. Without our theatres being ablaze with life, London cannot properly reopen as one of the World’s greatest cities.

All customers who have booked to date will be contacted directly by the box office, or their original point of purchase, and offered a credit voucher which can be used for priority booking when new booking dates are announced, or a refund.

Return dates for the productions will be planned for as early as practical next year taking into consideration further advice and guidance from the Government including, and subject to, any social distancing requirements being completely removed for theatres.

Once social distancing requirements have been lifted it is anticipated it will take several months of preparation for each of our productions to be remounted as well as time for audience confidence and advance sales to build.

Meet Our Cast

Josh Piterman

in the role of

The Phantom

The Phantom marks Josh’s West End debut and he is so grateful to be gifted the opportunity to perform such a wonderfully iconic role. Josh is a well established Australian musical theatre performer and classical crossover artist who has worked prolifically since he graduated from Federation University with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) in 2006. Josh kicked off his career performing with the International pop opera group The Ten Tenors and he then made his mark as Tony in the 2010 Australian production of West Side Story. His other musical theatre credits include Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger in the 2016 season of Cats, a role that won him the Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor in A Musical; Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers; Corny Collins in the UK tour of Hairspray; The Caliph in Kismet; Giuseppe in The Light in the Piazza; Jamie in The Last Five Years and most recently Gerry Goffin in the Australian tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In 2018 his debut self titled album went to number 1 on both the Aria and ITunes Charts (Classical Crossover) in Australia. Josh would like to take the opportunity to thank his management in Australia and the UK, as well as his beautiful family for their constant love and support.

Wesbite: joshpiterman.com

Kelly Mathieson

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Kelly grew up in Scotland and first began ballet lessons at the age of two. She then went on to train with the Scottish Ballet company and it was during this time that her voice was discovered. After studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Academy, she moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. After graduating in 2015 she continued her training in Vienna, Austria.

Roles include : Barbarina , 1st Bridesmaid ‘Le Nozze de Figaro’ (Scottish Opera) , Actress ‘Agrippina’ (Theater an der Wien) , Euridice ‘Orpheus and the underworld’ (AOE) , Pamina ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Frasquita  ‘Carmen’, Susanna ‘Le Nozze de Figaro’ (Puglia Opera Festival)

Kelly is delighted to be joining the Phantom Company and to be making her West End debut in her dream role.

Bridget Costello

in the role of

Christine Daaé at certain performances

New Zealand-born Bridget Costello is a trained singer/actress/dancer who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre last year. Since graduating she has played the title role in ‘Princess Ida’ at the Finborough Theatre and performed as a singer at Thursford Christmas Spectacular in Norfolk. While at the Academy, Bridget played the roles of Amy March in ‘Little Women’ and Ivy in ‘On the Town’.

Before moving to London she studied at the New Zealand School of Music completing a Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Performance Voice, and performed the role of Tytania in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. She has worked as a member of the NZ Opera Chorus in ‘The Bartered Bride’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’.

Danny Whitehead

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Whilst training Danny was awarded the BBC Performing Arts Award, the Sir Michael Redgrave Award and the Ian Fleming Award.

Theatre: u/s Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre, West End), u/s The Wizard and Dr Dillamond in Wicked (UK Tour), u/s Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera and UK Tour), u/s Lt. Cable in the Lincoln Centres production of South Pacific (London’s Barbican and UK Tour), Fons in 1418 – The WW1 Arena Musical (Mechelen Arena, Belgium), u/s Dickon in Secret Garden (UK Tour), Breaking The Code (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Brian May’s Anthems (Royal Albert Hall), Rags (Lyric Theatre).

Danny’s Television appearances include – The Olivier Awards 2012 (BBC, Royal Opera House), This Morning (ITV) and The Sondheim at 80 Prom (BBC, Royal Albert Hall).

All Cast
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