Sunday, 8 November 2009

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera - leaflet

Phantom of the Opera leaflet – outside

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Phantom of the Opera leaflet – inside

What a show! What an experience!  Why has it taken me so long to see this show I just don’t know.  I was enthralled from the beginning to the end. I was totally captivated by the music and songs – so much so that whilst writing this I’m listening to the soundtrack:-)

Phantom of the Opera - ticket

The tickets to this show were a present from my daughter and son-in-law for both myself and my hubby.  He enjoyed it just as much as I did.  Our tickets were for the Matinee show and it was playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London.

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         Her Majesty’s Theatre

The sets and lighting were so atmospheric - the chandelier was magnificent!  The costumes were absolutely stunning – so vivid in colours and sparkling with crystals – it was all so magical.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre

One thing that did surprise me was how small the theatre was – not that it made my whole experience any less thrilling or anything like that – it just came as a surprise that’s all.  Nonetheless, it’s a lovely old theatre. 

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Her Majesty’s Theatre by night

Apparently, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera has been playing here since 1986 when the original cast included Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles.  That would’ve been something to see!

Here’s more about Her Majesty's Theatre 

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outside Her Majesty's Theatre

I became so enthralled and captivated by watching the stage and in the story (how could I not?) – it was an emotional rollercoaster and I must admit my eyes welled up and I wept a silent tear – well I’m a big softie at heart and that’s the sign of such brilliant acting and such an amazing production.  I would thoroughly recommend this show to anyone and everyone – I loved it!

Love Never Dies - frontLove Never Dies - back

Love Never Dies – leaflet front & back

The long awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera – Love Never Dies – will be showing at the Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London from March 2010. More info here



little snail in a big bottle said...

I'm so jealous!! I'd love to see Phantom of the Opera live...the songs are amazing. Have you watched the film? How did it compare?

Lubna said...

Hi little snail in a big bottle:-) I hope you get the opprotunity to watch this show as it's absolutely amazing! I have the film but have yet to watch it, but my daughter tells me it's just as brilliant.
Thank you for stopping by to comment - I appreciate it:-)