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Joanna Ampil Joins ‘Phantom of the Opera’ West End

Joanna Ampil Joins ‘Phantom of the Opera’ West End

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Joanna Ampil joins the West End company of The Phantom of the Opera, playing the role of Carlotta.

Continuing in the show are Lily Kerhoas as Christine Daaé, Joe Griffiths-Brown as Raoul, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André and David Kristopher-Brown as Piangi.

Joining the company with Ampil are Dean Chisnall as The Phantom, Martin Ball as Monsieur Firmin, Helen Hobson as Madame Giry, and Millie Lyon as Meg Giry. At certain performances, the role of Christine Daaé will be played by Eve Shanu-Wilson.

Also joining the cast are Anya Alindada, Lily Allen-Dodd, George Arvidson, Embla Bishop, David Burilin, Fergus Dale, Emily George, Molly Hall, Will Hawksworth, Nicholas Hepher, Mandy Kwan, Jess Michelmore and Johnny Randall.

The cast is completed by Leonard Cook, Colleen Rose Curran, Michael Colbourne, Hywel Dowsell, Connor Ewing, Serina Faull, Florence Fowler, James Gant, Melanie Gowie, Samuel Haughton, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Janet Mooney, Tim Morgan, Zoë Soleil Vallée, Jasmine Wallis and Victoria Ward.

The new cast members will begin their performances at His Majesty’s Theatre from July 29, 2024.

With news of her new casting, Ampil said in a Facebook post, “So surreal! I can finally call this show and theatre my home for a while. The Phantom Of The Opera is a huge tick off my bucket list. It’s one of those shows from my generation that I’ve always wanted to do. Carlotta Giudicelli is a dream to sing and play!!!”

“I auditioned for the show almost a couple of decades ago and it just wasn’t the right time to be in it then. But 2024-25 Phantom cast it is!!! I cannot wait to work with these amazing members of the creative and production teams, cast, crew, and theatre legends!”

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe, based on the 1910 French novel Le Fantome de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

The production has had two touring runs in the Philippines, one in 2012 at the CCP Main Theater and one in 2019 at The Theatre at Solaire, both starring Jonathan Roxmouth as the Phantom.

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