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9 October 2020, 11:03
The Royal Albert Hall production will be on YouTube on Friday – for 24 hours only in the UK!
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical famously played out at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, with Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom as Sierra Boggess as Christine. For many, it is the perfect cast and production of the musical mogul’s hit.
This time, it is coming to YouTube to mark the musical’s 34th anniversary
As before, the stream is free but viewers are strongly encouraged to donate to a charity – the composer suggests Acting For Others, Broadway Cares and the Actors Benevolent Fund – to help keep venues and artists afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, during which most theatres are still closed due to distancing restrictions.
The Royal Albert Hall production will be available from 7pm BST on Friday 9 October, on Universal’s free YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On.
It will be up for 24 hours only in the UK, so we’d advise bringing the theatre to your living room and settling in for a Friday night or Saturday matinée showing.
The Phantom of the Opera (2011) features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus special guest appearances.
It replaces a planned stream of tenor Alfie Boe in concert at the Albert Hall, which has now been moved to next week.