The Phantom of the Opera (London)
Ends Oct 2022 2h 30m
The Phantom of the Opera (London)
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The Phantom of the Opera (London) London Reviews and Tickets

90%
(64 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
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Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (64)

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38 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Ambitious

See it if Classic musical

Don't see it if N/A

29 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if It’s great whether you’re a huge Broadway fan or if you’ve never seen a show before. Every element is absolutely well done.

Don't see it if Just see it.

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Enchanting, Romantic, Slow, Intense, Great staging

See it if Love romantic story between a ghost and an opera singer that’s very operatic ! If you want to witness the longest musical running !

Don't see it if You hate opera or looooong shows like Les Mis.

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
76
Great staging, Masterful

See it if You fancy a really well constructed beautiful bit of entertainment

Don't see it if You’re not really into creepy romance

27 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see some of the best sets and costumes in the West End. A classic that still amazes me after so many years.

Don't see it if ... can't think of anything, it's one of my favourites.

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
76
Great staging, Great singing, Romantic, Slow, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy dramatic musicals. The Andrew Lloyd Webber score is a classic and the costumes, choreography and staging are 'iconic'.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy long musicals.

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Romantic, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Classic

See it if You like opera, classical musicals or theatre in general

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy opera at all Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if A powerful show. You just sit and enjoy. Open your mind and let the music of the night take you over.

Don't see it if It's an opera

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 and...music 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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