Phantom returns to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 October 2011 | UPDATED: 15:03 04 November 2011

John Owen-Jones as The Phantom

John Owen-Jones as The Phantom

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A NEW production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic The Phantom of the Opera will be unveiled at The Bristol Hippodrome next May.

Cameron Mackintosh’s production will feature Broadway and West End actor John Owen-Jones in the role of The Phantom and Katie Hall as Christine.

The performances will mark the 25th anniversary of the hit musical which has won over 60 major theatre awards and became the longest-running show in Broadway history in 2006 after its 7,486th performance.

Mackintosh said: “After 25 phenomenal years and a glorious celebration of the show’s success at the Royal Albert Hall at the start of this month, I’m delighted to announce this spectacular new production.

“With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, be the first to surrender to the music of the night and fall in love with The Phantom in his new guise all over again.”

Owen-Jones is currently playing the role of The Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End, while he has previously appeared on Broadway as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.

Hall was a final round contender in Lloyd Webber’s search for a Eurovision entry in BBC1’s Your Country Needs You, and appeared as a boot camp contestant in the same channel’s I’d Do Anything.

Performances will run from May 22 to June 30 2012. Tickets will go on sale on November 7 and are available from the box office on 0844 8703012 or www.atgtickets.com/bristol

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