New production images released of John Owen Jones in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - John Owen Jones as 'The Phantom' and Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daaé'. Photo credit Johan PerssonTHE PHANTOM OF THE OEPRA currently stars John Owen Jones as ‘The Phantom’, who has played the role more times than any other actor in the West End production’s. He will play the role of ‘The Phantom’ until Saturday 30 January 2016.

Ben Forster will play the role of ‘The Phantom’ from Monday 1 February 2016. Ben is probably best known for winning the ITV1 show, ‘Superstar’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent search for ‘Jesus’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. His other theatre credits include ‘Magaldi’ in “Evita” at the Dominion Theatre. Ben will join “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” following his appearance as ‘Buddy’ in “Elf The Musical” also at the Dominion Theatre
Phantom of the Opera, London, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson

They are joined by Celinde Schoenmaker as ‘Christine Daaé’; Nadim Naaman as ‘Raoul’, Michael Matus as ‘Monsieur Firmin’ and Christopher Dickins as ‘Monsieur André’.

Continuing their roles are: Lara Martins as ‘Carlotta’; Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’; John Ellis as ‘Piangi’ and Alicia Beck as ‘Meg’. Emmi Christensson will continue as the alternate ‘Christine Daaé’ until June 2016 when Lisa-Anne Wood takes over the role.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daaé'. Photo credit Johan Persson (2)Christopher Dickins’ West End credits include “War Horse”; “Blood Brothers”; “The Sound of Music”; “The Far Pavilions” and “Salad Days”. Other theatre credits include “The Threepenny Opera” (National Theatre), “The Secret Garden” (Birmingham Rep) and “Mary Poppins” on tour.

Celinde Schoenmaker has just finished playing the role of ‘Fantine’ in “Les Misérables” at The Queen’s Theatre, having made her West End debut in 2013. Previously she played ‘Jenny’ in a production of “Love Story” which toured Holland

Nadim Naaman returns to “The Phantom of the Opera” having
appeared in the production from 2010 to 2012. He most recently appeared as ‘Charles Clarke’ in “Titanic” at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. His London theatre credits include ‘Anthony Hope’ in “Sweeney Todd” at Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop, “One Man, Two Guvnors” at The National Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket and “The Sound of Music” at the London Palladium.

Phantom of the Opera, London, 2013, Credit: Johan PerssonMichael Matus recently played ‘Fernando’ in “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” at the Playhouse Theatre. Other theatre credits include “The Sound of Music” at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre; “Yes Prime Minister” on UK Tour; “Lend Me A Tenor” at the Gielgud Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth; “Oklahoma” at The Chichester Festival Theatre and “Imagine This” at the New London Theatre.

Photos: Johan Persson

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