The UK tour of The Phantom Of The Opera has been cancelled due to the ongoing theatre shutdown.
With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom Of The Opera has been playing the West End for over 30 years.
A new UK tour opened this year at the Leicester Curve before the theatre shutdown in March led to cancelled performances.
Producers today (May 27) announced that the current production would not resume performances.
In a statement, Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group said: “The great uncertainty around the duration of social distancing requirements and the perilous financial situation in which many of the UK’s regional theatres find themselves have conspired to make re-routing an entire major tour like Phantom impossible for some time as so many existing tours are needing to reschedule.
“The production opened at Curve, Leicester at the beginning of March. Subsequent runs in Manchester and Dublin have already been cancelled. Following these dates, the tour was due to play Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton and Bradford.
“Whilst it is heart breaking for us as producers as well as for our wonderful cast, orchestra and crew who had all worked so hard to create this truly spectacular but tragically short-lived reinvented staging of the original production, we are determined that the disappearance of the Phantom from the British regional stage will not be forever and that when Theatre is back thrilling audiences again the Music Of The Night will soar once more from the orchestra pit.”
Ticket holders will be contacted directly by their venue/point of sale in due course.
The cast of the tour was led by Killian Donnelly in the title role with Holly-Anne Hull as Christine Daaé.
The West End production continues at Her Majesty’s Theatre London, lockdown permitting.