David Thaxton will play ‘The Phantom’ in The Phantom of the Opera for a limited run from Monday 10 December 2018.
As previously confirmed, Tim Howar will play his contracted dates with Mike and the Mechanics. His final performance as ‘The Phantom’ will be on Saturday 8 December and he will return to the role from Monday 13 May 2019.
Fresh from playing ‘Javert’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre, David Thaxton’s other West End credits include ‘Enjolras’ in “Les Misérables”, ‘Raoul’ in “Love Never Dies” at The Adelphi Theatre, ‘Pilate’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Regents Park Theatre, and ‘Giorgio’ in “Passion” at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
David joins Kelly Mathieson as ‘Christine Daaé’, Jeremy Taylor as ‘Raoul’, Amy Manford as the alternate ‘Christine Daaé’, Kimberly Blake as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli’, Ross Dawes as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur André’, Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’, Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’, Georgia Ware as ‘Meg Giry’ and Scott Davies as the standby ‘Phantom’.
The cast is completed by Matthew Barrow, Matt Bateman, James Bisp, James Butcher, Bridget Costello, Sophie Cottrill, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Paul Erbs, Hannah Grace, Philip Griffiths, Katy Hanna, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Adam Robert Lewis, Kris Manuel, Tim Morgan, Danielle Pullum, Rebecca Ridout, Anna Shircliff, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, John Stacey, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Claire Tilling, Victoria Ward and Danny Whitehead.
In October 2016 the London production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a special gala performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre. In October 2011 the London production celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular staging of “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” which was screened live in cinemas all over the world and subsequently released on DVD. The production has now been playing for over 32 years.
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