I went on 11th October to His Majesty`s Theatre Theatre Haymarket for the matinee performance at 2.30 pm. I had paid £21 for my ticket with lastminute.com taking advantage of the offer of no booking fee. The seat was in the Grand Circle and had a slightly restricted view. I was able to move to a better seat within the Grand Circle during the interval as a third of these seats were empty. I am sure this wouldn`t be the case during an evening performance.
The cast are astounding
with Marcus Lovett as the Phantom the show is already guaranteed to impress but the whole cast is spectacular and Sofia Escobar as ‘Christine’ is magnificent.
|Her Majesty`s Theatre|
It is the chandelier that captures the drama of the opening scene as it shuffles and moves and rises high over the audience. I think this is a major improvement of the earlier performance as it brings the phantom immediately into the play. The chandelier has a further role during the play and the height of the stage is put to good use for ghostly frights.
The stage sets are mind blowing how they can creates such effects on a stage is wonderful. The candles parting like the biblical parting of the waves as the boat carrying Christine and the Phantom drifts down the misty lake would take a lot of beating.
|His Majesty`s Theatrehttp://www.boxoffice.co.uk/Arts-and-Theatre-Tickets/Musicals/Phantom-of-the-Opera-Tickets (link)|
We all stood to appauld the actors when the `Music of the Night` stopped.
This is my 100th post on my blog and it is fitting it should be Phantom of the Opera that fills this place. It is my favourite musical and I could watch it daily and not get bored with it.