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Love Never Dies (Phantom 2)

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Topic: Love Never Dies (Phantom 2)
Posted By: Jonnyboy
Subject: Love Never Dies (Phantom 2)
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 10:28
OK guys, I know we have a few theatre and musical fans in the house so I've set up this forum for us.

More so because I am officially going to be working on the release of Love Never Dies (the sequel to Phantom) for a few weeks. I will be getting all the latest information on the show and the release as it becomes available and putting it out there and gauging reactions from fans... so please keep your eyes in here if you want to know the latest.

Posted By: MargiABC
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 12:25
That sounds exciting. It will probably take a while (at least a couple of years after its produced in he UK) before it is produced in Australia. It will be something new to look forward to in musical theatre. We are getting a lot of revivals of shows here at the moment such as Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady and Phantom which I saw again last year.

Posted By: Jonnyboy
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 12:38
Its opening globally on the same day, not sure if Oz is included but I will find out soon enough


Posted By: veronica
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2009 at 22:19
Sounds interesting Jon, good luck with it. I saw the original Phantom many years ago, I took my mum to see it. We are both bawling our eyes out at the end and were slightly embarrassed until we noticed everyone else was doing the same.
Brilliant show.

Posted By: Laura
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2009 at 22:53
Sounds like a very exciting project to be working on!

Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 02:09
I love Musicals Thumbs%20Up
I am not going to complain much, but why has Lloyd Webber decided to create a sequal to the Phantom of the Opera, I mean I love Phantom and would love to see it sometime on stage, but at the end of the film, the Phantom disappeared. Why wait so long for a sequel?
I heard rumours that Gerard Butler has been asked to reprise his role as the Phantom on stage and Hugh Jackman has been asked to play Raul.
I hope the work goes well Jon.


Posted By: Jonnyboy
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 12:11
there are loads of rumors about it, Im still waiting for a full plot outline!

There was a book written as a sequel to the original story so many people believe it will follow that plot. As for the timings, I guess it's because Phantom has had such a huge revival since the film that the timing is right now there is such a new and diverse fanbase for the show.


Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 15:56
There were also rumours that the Phantom and Raul end up in New York City.
Is Andrew Lloyd Webber writing the music?  and Ben Elton writing the play for the stage?  That is what I read somewhere


Posted By: Jonnyboy
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 16:36
AWL is doing the music, havent heard about Elton mind. Current speculation is that it will center around Coney Island and an Opera House owned by the Phantom, where he manages to get (the now world famous) Christine to come and headline. 


Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2009 at 16:41
That sounds exciting, and then history may repeat itself. 


Posted By: Jonnyboy
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2009 at 14:52
official site now up! -


Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2009 at 16:07
Are they getting rid of Phantom from the West End Unhappy I wanted to go and see it.
Looks good the site.


Posted By: Jonnyboy
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2009 at 17:06
nah, its enjoying a revival at the minute thanks to the film. 


Posted By: Carol07
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2009 at 13:20
I love musicals but have to admit that I haven't seen Phantom yet.

Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2009 at 15:14
This was on the ITV news today I don't get it is the Phantom not disfogured anymore or something?? As they had a guy singing and he weren't disfigured.  I know they are in New York now as that is where the play is going to be set.


Posted By: im_liz
Date Posted: 14 Oct 2009 at 19:45
the best thing ive seen at the theatre was the 'blue man group' was bloody brilliant! any of u seen it?

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Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2009 at 15:06
Originally posted by Catwoman the Phantom not disfogured anymore or something?? As they had a guy singing and he weren't disfigured. 
Surgery *taps nose*
Anyone see the new pics of Lesley Ash returning to work? She's gone from trout to rabbit

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Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2009 at 16:05
Interesting. I want to see the play but te Phantom has to be disfigured.  Although the guy who was singing was hot see I remebered lol
I saaw her on Loose Women still not a fan.


Posted By: Catwoman
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2010 at 12:13
Who is playing the Phantom and Raoul??


Posted By: MargiABC
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2010 at 11:45
We are slowly catching up. I heard on the radio that they are casting for the Australian stage production of Love Never Dies. I don't know if it will premiere in Sydney or Melbourne.

Posted By: MargiABC
Date Posted: 23 May 2011 at 16:56
The first production of Love Never Dies outside of London will premier in Melbourne this week.

Here is an interview with the actors who play Christine and the Phantom - Interview here

Scroll down to video.

Posted By: MargiABC
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2012 at 07:54
Aussie Love Never Dies to tour UK 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of the recent Australian musical theatre hit Love Never Dies, has told a British paper that the Australian production which closed in Sydney earlier this year will be heading to the UK in 2013.

According to, Lloyd Webber has indicated that the show, which was completely re-directed by man-of-the-moment Simon Phillips and re-designed Gabriela Tylesova will head to the UK in the autumn of 2013.

“The Australian production, which was wonderful — the London production wasn’t very good, the Australians got it right — is going out next year. The plan is, that will go on the road here, in the autumn of next year”, he said.

The Australian production was filmed for international DVD and film release last September at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre and has sold over 200,000 copies. The show starred Anna O’Byrne as Christine, Ben Lewis as The Phantom, Maria Mercedes as Madame Giry, Sharon Millerchip as Meg Giry and Simon Gleeson as Raoul de Changey in Australia.

The original production of Love Never Dies closed last year on the West End after a tumultuous run. Bringing the highly celebrated Australian re-working back to the United Kingdom is a huge coup for Australian creative artists. It is unclear whether the original Australian set will be shipped to the UK or if a replica set will be built using Tylesova’s design. - Source - Aussie Theatre

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