Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced full casting for the UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, opening at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in February 2020.
Killian Donnelly will star as The Phantom, Holly-Anne Hull as Christine Daaé, Rhys Whitfield as Raoul, Saori Oda as Carlotta Giudicelli and Adam Linstead as Monsieur André.
The rest of the main cast is made up by Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi and Ellie Young as Meg Giry.
At certain performances the role of Christine Daaé will be played by Anouk Van Laake and the role of The Phantom will be taken over by a different actor from Edinburgh onwards on the run, to be announced in due course.
After Leicester, the tour will stop in Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Cardiff and Plymouth.
About the show
The production follows the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as The Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House.
Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls in love with her.
As the tale unravels, The Phantom’s ‘obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide’.
More about the cast
Killian Donnelly can currently be seen as Jean Valjean in the international tour of Les Misérables. Prior to this, he played the role in the West End production. His other theatre credits include Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway and he was part of the original London cast of Memphis as Huey.
Holly-Anne Hull is currently appearing in the concert of Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre and Rhys Whitfield was most recently in Summer and Smoke at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End and as Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Saori Oda’s many West End credits include Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, The King and I at the London Palladium and Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.
Adam Linstead has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End, Matt Harrop starred in the European tour of Cats and Francesca Ellis performed in Company at the Gielgud Theatre.
Greg Castiglioni starred in The Woman in White and Titanic The Musical both at the Charing Cross Theatre and Ellie Young made her professional debut in the recent international tour of Cats.
You can find more information, including venues and dates at uktour.thephantomoftheopera.com