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London News West End The Phantom of the Opera to Welcome Chumisa Dornford-May

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit continues at His Majesty's Theatre.

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The West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will welcome Chumisa Dornford-May to the cast at the renamed His Majesty’s Theatre March 15.

Dornford-May, who made her professional and West End debut understudying the role of Jenny in Aspects of Love at the Lyric, will be the alternate Christine Daaé. She most recently understudied the title role in Evita at the Curve Theatre and played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family Musical in Concert at The London Palladium.

Dornford-May will join a cast that includes Jon Robyns as The Phantom, Lily Kerhoas as Christine Daaé, Joe Griffiths-Brown as Raoul, Kelly Glyptis as Carlotta Giudicell, Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, David Kristopher-Brown as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry, and Maiya Hikasa as Meg Giry.

The ensemble features Hollie Aires, Federica Basile, Corina Clark, Michael Colbourne, Leonard Cook, Colleen Rose Curran, Lily De-La-Haye, Hywel Dowsell, Connor Ewing, Serina Faull, Florence Fowler, James Gant, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Yukina Hasebe, Samuel Haughton, Thomas Holdsworth, Jacob Hughes, Grace Hume, Janet Mooney, Tim Morgan, Eve Shanu-Wilson, Tim Southgate, Zoë Soleil Vallée, Jasmine Wallis, Victoria Ward, Ralph Watts, Simon Whitaker, and Andrew York.

The hit musical has also announced that tickets are now on sale through March 29, 2025.

The Phantom of the Opera has music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber, based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opera by Gaston Leroux.

The musical also has orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber, music supervision by Simon Lee, production design by Maria Björnson, set design adapted by Matt Kinley with associate costume design by Jill Parker, lighting by Andrew Bridge, associate lighting design by Warren Letton, and sound by Mick Potter. The musical staging and choreography are by Gillian Lynne, recreated and adapted by Chrissie Cartwright. Originally directed by Harold Prince, this production is directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn.

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