The Phantom of the Opera (London)
Open run 2h 30m
The Phantom of the Opera (London)
88

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

88%
(142 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
5%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining

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 (142)

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89 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
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.

57 Reviews | 4 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

46 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love the classics

Don't see it if you don't like dark rom coms

46 Reviews | 1 Follower
84
Romantic, Must see, Epic, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want a show stopper. This show is full of epic moments start to finish.

Don't see it if You want a show with a more pop music style. Read more

42 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Intense, Must see

See it if you want to see one of London’s longest running musicals. It’s a classic and has global appeal.

Don't see it if you dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber.

38 Reviews | 1 Follower
88
Ambitious

See it if Classic musical

Don't see it if N/A

36 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic musical that has mesmerising songs and beautiful staging.

Don't see it if you're not interested in operatic numbers.

36 Reviews | 0 Followers
79
Must see, Great singing

See it if you love shows with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Don't see it if you dislike romance or 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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