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Happy Birthday, Phantom of the Opera!

The Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9 October 1986; 23 years ago today.

Lots has changed since then: who would’ve thought you could follow The Phantom on twitter when Michael Crawford first created the part in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gothic musical?

Love it or hate it, The Phantom of the Opera, based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, is one of the most successful “entertainment entities” in history.

For a youthful 23-year-old, these figures are pretty staggering:

  • Seen by more than 100 million people
  • Translated into 15 languages
  • Performed in more than 25 different countries
  • Won 50 awards worldwide

And what better birthday present could a show wish for than an eagerly anticipated sequel? Yesterday, details about the forthcoming Love Never Dies were announced.

You can watch the press launch online on the official Love Never Dies website.

And if that whets your appetite for more, book your tickets to see Love Never Dies when it opens in London next year.