Love Never Dies is to head out on its first UK tour in 2020.
Based on The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, the musical is a sequel to Phantom of the Opera, revisiting the characters ten years later.
The musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Ben Elton and additional lyrics by Charles Hart.
Love Never Dies made its debut in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre in 2010 before productions in Australia, Asia and a US tour.
The first UK tour will open at the Leicester Curve on Saturday September 26, 2020 before moving to the Manchester Opera House from Wednesday October 14.
Further venues and casting are to be confirmed.
Love Never Dies UK tour dates, tickets and venues
Leicester – Leicester Curve
26 Sep, 2020 – 10 Oct, 2020
Manchester – Manchester Opera House
14 Oct, 2020 – 24 Oct, 2020
A synopsis of the show reads:
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.
Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine’s marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.
In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them…