The Phantom of the Opera (West End)
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The Phantom of the Opera (West End)

The Phantom of the Opera (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(1266 Ratings)
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Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

About the Show

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical has been entertaining West End audiences for over 30 years. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (448)

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51 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Epic, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see a classic musical with memorable songs and great staging and singing.

Don't see it if you don't like opera.

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if -

Don't see it if -

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
A classic, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the all-time classic musicals. A must-see if you’re a fan of musical theatre.

Don't see it if You are put off by ALW musicals.

56 Reviews | 4 Followers
Absorbing, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a more classical musical. Amazing costumes and sets. Music is out of this world. It’s a classic for a reason! Cast amazing!

Don't see it if You dont like classical musical theatre

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Masterful, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see an dark, atmospheric, brilliantly staged show. Complete with iconic characters and an utterly captivating score.

Don't see it if you don’t like the idea of some operatic numbers.

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to experience a true classic with great stage design and amazing voices.

Don't see it if you are only interested in the score of Hamilton Read more

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Must see

See it if you go to a theatre only once in a life time, studying musicals or theaters ...because this is a monumental piece in the musical history.

Don't see it if Allergic to musicals. Old version fan - orchestra has noticeably changed and new stage sets are aesthetically poor.

90 Reviews | 3 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You like large productions and a well known story

Don't see it if You like more intimate settings

Critic Reviews (3)

Time Out London
April 1st, 2009

“Webber's gothic spectacular is totally '80s in the best possible way...The most successful entertainment event of all time...It still works hard for its audience...‘Phantom’ remains strong because its high production values haven’t been allowed to sag...Lost since the days of Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman is a measure of acting ability, but if Rauch and Escobar are rather stiff (her in particular) then they do enough to successfully ride the wave of this still awesome spectacle.”
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The Guardian (UK)
October 11th, 1986

“’The Phantom Of The Opera’...puts spectacle to the service of an exciting story is used, in a Pucciniesque way to intensify a dramatic situation...It may be hokum but it is hokum here treated with hand on heart rather than tongue in cheek...It is determinedly old-fashioned but when the new fashion is for boy-meets-laser-beam, it is refreshing to find a musical that pins its faith in people, narrative, and traditional illusion.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 1st, 2004

“This is a powerfully emotional account of the saving grace of love. Despite clumsy lyrics, the music is Webber at his best. He has a real feel for the Victorian theatricality of the tale, from the melodramatic overture, with its thrilling organ chords, to the seductive ‘Music of the Night’ and yearning ‘All I ask of You’...It is sentimental and conservative in its view of women but ‘The Phantom of the Opera’s’ sheer theatrical verve is also immensely satisfying.”
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