1st September 2014
There will be a number of key cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End tonight.
Liam Tamne will star as Raoul, and making their West End debuts: John Ellis as Piangi and Alicia Beck as Meg. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will continue to star Gerónimo Rauch as The Phantom and Harriet Jones as Christine. Emmi Christensson, will alternate the role of Christine.
Continuing their roles are: Andy Hockley as Monsieur Firmin; Martin Ball as Monsieur Andre; Lara Martins as Carlotta and Jacinta Mulcahy as Madame Giry.
Liam Tamne is probably best known from the second series of BBC 1’s ‘The Voice’. His previous theatre credits include ‘Enjolras’ in LES MISÉRABLES (Queen’s Theatre); HAIR (Gielgud Theatre); HAIRSPRAY (Shaftesbury Theatre) and WICKED (Apollo Victoria Theatre).
John Ellis comes to the production having most recently performed the role of Piangi in the German production DAS PHANTOM DER OPER. This role marks his West End debut. Previous theatre credits include: Old Deuteronomy in CATS (World Tour) Simon and Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (UK Tour) and in his native Australia: THE WIZARD OF OZ; SUMMER RAIN; ASSASSINS and PASSION.
Alicia Beck is making her West End debut as Meg. After training with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Alicia danced with Ballet Dortmund, Ballet Nice Mediterenee and The Zurich Ballet. Most recently she has played the role of White Cat in the UK and European Tour of CATS.
Emmi Christensson is making her West End debut as Christine. Most recently she performed the role of Cosette in LES MISÉRABLES in Norway, a role she also performed at Malmö Opera, Sweden. Previous theatre credits include: Maria in WEST SIDE STORY (Nojesteatern); SOUND OF MUSIC (Gota Lejon and tour of Sweden) and Wendy in PETER PAN (Rival).
For full details of the new company, please see the official website.