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Wed 13 Mar - Sat 4 May 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its new UK tour. 
 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

With a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor, director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall and with new choreography by Scott Ambler. Lighting design is by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

Earl Carpenter will play the role of ‘The Phantom’ and Katie Hall will play the role of ‘Christine’. They will be joined by Simon Bailey as ‘Raoul’, Angela M. Caesar as ‘Carlotta’, Andy Hockley as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Simon Green as ‘Monsieur Andre’, Elizabeth Marsh as ‘Madame Giry’, Vincent Pirillo as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’, Hannah Cadec as ‘Meg Giry’ and Olivia Brereton as ‘Christine’ at certain performances.

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Listen to our Phantom Podcast HERE.

Watch BBC Midlands Today's report on the arrival of The Phantom of the Opera in Birmingham HERE.
 

PRESS REVIEWS

"Katie Hall is a wonderful casting as Christine, looking and, at times, sounding a little like a young Sarah Brightman with a beautiful soaring soprano." Public Reviews

"Paul Brown’s set design is no less than a masterpiece; the adaptation making the set fit for touring is an incredible achievement." whatsonstage.com

"Hall is most definitely the stand-out performance for me as Christine; she is utterly mesmerising". broadwayworld.com

"Earl Carpenter is a fabulous Phantom. He sings beautifully; you would be hard pushed to better his Music of the Night " Behind the Arras
 

SHOW EXTRAS

Backstage Tour
 

HOTEL LA TOUR

Hotel La Tour  Hotel La Tour, Birmingham Hippodrome's accommodation partner for The
   Phantom of the Opera and sponsor of the Fundraising Gala Dinner.

   Hotel La Tour has a five star attitude to customer service and is within easy walking
   distance – or a quick drive – from the Hippodrome.
   CLICK HERE for details of Hotel La Tour's special offer during The Phantom of the Opera.
 

 

Mon - Thu Eves at 7.30pm & Thu Mat at 2pm

£22.00£28.00£35.00£40.00£45.00£50.00

Fri Eves at 7.30pm & Sat Mat at 2.30pm

£25.00£33.00£40.00£45.00£50.00£55.00

Sat Eves at 7.30pm

£30.00£38.00£45.00£50.00£55.00£60.00

As well as our Circle RestaurantStageSide Bar & RestaurantDeli Bar and Theatre Packages being available throughout the run of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, we’ve also added the following fabulous events to help make your visit even more special.
 

VIP Experience - £113 per person
- Receive a warm welcome and escort to our Champagne Reception on arrival at the theatre
- Indulge in pre-dinner Champagne and nibbles
- Complimentary programme (per couple)
- Enjoy a luxury 3 course meal and coffee in our 
Circle Restaurant
- Enjoy the show from top-price seats in the auditorium
- Return to your table at interval for your dessert/coffee

To book call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000, email 
tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com or you can now book your VIP Package online! CLICK HERE for a guide to booking.

 

Champagne and Canapés – From £8.50 per person
Indulge yourself with our mouth-watering canapés and Champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval.
CLICK HERE for further details.
To book call Reservations on 0844 338 9000

Alternatively, on Friday’s and Saturday’s visit our Champagne Bar on Stalls Foyer serving a selection of Champagne, Sparkling Wine and nibbles.

 

Prosecco and Programme Offer - £9 per person
Treat yourselves (and cut down on the queuing!) by pre-paying for a glass of Prosecco and Programme Voucher for just £9 - Redeemable at any of our foyer bars.
To book call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 9000 or email restaurantreservations@birminghamhippodrome.com

 
 TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR PARTIES BETWEEN 10-160

Private Dining Package: £58
Champagne & nibbles on arrival in your private suite, a three course fine dining menu, show programmes, return to your room at the interval for desserts, coffee and drinks. 

Pre-Show Supper: £25
Two course plated Supper, washed down with a glass of wine, served in a private suite.

CLICK HERE for menu options.
 
Advance reservations essential, please call our Events Team on 0844 338 6500 or email events@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information. Please note that these options are for parties between 10-160.

 

More Information...
 
Dining at Circle
Eat and Drink at Stageside
Champagne
Quick Bites at Deli Bar
Theatre Packages

Wed 13 - Sat 4 May 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Reviews

I have not seen Phantom before on the stage, it was out of this world. Well done to all the cast & crew. Especially to Earl Carpenter & our own Coventry...Andy Hockley. Will def go and watch it again. Thanks to my Dad for taking me!!
Fiona Hotchkiss \\ 05/05/2013
i went to see phantom of the opera on friday the 3rd of may with my brother,it was breathtaking,and absolutly amazing.the cast were outstanding,the scenery and costumes magnificent.all in all a 10 out of 10 night.
debbie howard \\ 04/05/2013
Waited long time for this production to come to Birmingham and i have to say it was amazing,hairs standing on end lost count of how many times my eyes filled with tears,loved every minute and hope it comes back as i will be one of the first to buy ticket, cannot put into words how amazing the acting,music and sets were,well done to everyone involved with production,bravo x 100.
S BLACKWOOD \\ 04/05/2013
Saw the Phantom at the Hippadrome last night. Wonderful production and Earl Carpenter was simply outstanding as the Phantom. The special effects were surprising too, and I kept looking around expecting the Phantom behind me! I think I was first up out of my seat in the circle at the end to applaud! Well done to all the cast.
J Higgins \\ 04/05/2013
Oh my goodness, I don't know where to begin! What a stunning, breath taking show. We went as a family and took my 8 year old granddaughter, she adored it, found it easy to follow so make sure you take your children to see it too. The end made me weep buckets, I've never enjoyed anything so much in all my life. Just fabulous!
Karen \\ 04/05/2013
Seen the show last night (wednsday)it was fantastic, their voices were brilliant, can not fault any of it, what a wonderful evening, well worth the wait to see. Well done to all the cast and backstage brilliant.
sandra \\ 02/05/2013
Saw Phantom on Saturday night, what a fabulous show. Cannot fault it at all, the whole cast were superb, the scenery, everything was excellent, thank you to all for a wonderful evening.
Deborah Fothergill \\ 29/04/2013
Spine tingling! The production from start to finish gave me goosebumps! All characters were excellent and the costumes and sets magnificent.'Jumped' out of my seat a couple of times with the special effects. A truly brilliant night's entertainment.Loved it!
Mrs Jayne Keay \\ 29/04/2013
Spine tingling! The production from start to finish gave me goosebumps! All characters were excellent and the costumes and sets magnificent.'Jumped' out of my seat a couple of times with the special effects. A truly brilliant night's entertainment.Loved it!
Mrs Jayne Keay \\ 29/04/2013
saw the show last night.exceptional stage sets,esp.in first half. Christine (Katie Hall) is superb, but I feel that the Phantom is weak by comparision and could not be heard at times.The chandelier effects were poor,as it only wobbles above the audience!! First half 11/10, second half sort of fizzles out 7/10.
Fiona Wilks \\ 28/04/2013
overall I really enjoyed the performance, especially that of all cast members who were excellent - Christine's voice was sublime and the Phantom was superb. However I was disappointed with some aspects of the new set - most notably the chandelier which only juddered into life at the appropriate times instead of being raised and lowered from the stage - always a breathtaking sight, also I was saddened by the omission of the staircase in the Masquerade scene, which I found magical in the previous version.
sheila \\ 26/04/2013
wow wow wow what an outstanding performance from start to finish it will keep you mesmorised christine and the phantom were brilliant if you havent seen it yet go....you wont be disapointed... brilliant
paulinesnell \\ 24/04/2013
Having seen Phantom in the West End, I was worried this production would not live up to it. But I was so wrong! There were many breathtaking moments. I thought Earl Carpenter and Katie Hall were superb, as were the whole cast. And the costumes, music and staging (including the special effects) were all outstanding. Thank you and well done to all those involved in making this a truly memorable occasion.
Joanne Whitfield \\ 23/04/2013
SEEN PHANTOM IN THE WEST END AND JUST SEEN THIS PRODUCTION, THIS BEATS THE WEST PRODUCTION HANDS DOWN. ALL THREE LEADS BRING POWER AND EMOTION TO THE STORY, BUT KATIE HALL IS SIMPLY SUPERB. IF I SEE A BETTER MUSICAL THIS YEAR I WILL BE VERY LUCKY.
MARK JONES \\ 20/04/2013
went to see PHANTOM OF THE OPERA last night. Took my breath away! FANTASTIC!Diiusmse
Eileen Godfrey \\ 18/04/2013
Went to see the show last night, must say it was excellent. Have seen phantom in the west end on two different occasions but i must say the birmingham performance was better. the cast were fabulous, would recommend the show to old and new musical lovers.
jackie abbott \\ 18/04/2013
I went to see this show on Saturday matinee. I really loved the show. We saw Olivia Brereton as Christine and she was excellent. All the cast were very good. At the end of the show my mum said " I would love to see this again " so get a ticket before the show ends you wont be disapointed.
Heather Moore  \\ 15/04/2013
Came to see this today after booking last year...it was absolutely fantastic...everything was 100%...it was the best show ever...going to see it again....well worth going as its out of this world.....well done to all involved even the orchestra...xx thanks for a gr8 afternoon xx
lisa dutton \\ 13/04/2013
Saw this performance with my husband on thursday 11 April and it fulfilled all our expectations. Thank you Birmingham Hippodrome for another wonderful occasion.
D Williams \\ 13/04/2013
After seeing the show last night we would like to add our congratulations to the cast of the show.It was absolutely wonderful,the singing was superb,well done to everyone
Mrs Janice Hobbins \\ 12/04/2013
Mesmerising from start to finish, Katie Hall's voice was out of this world.
Susan Carr \\ 11/04/2013
Today I "saw" the Audio described Phantom, the theatre was packed, the whole day starting with the touch tour was nothing short of sensational. Big Thank you to all ther staff, the describers and those who supported us on stage for the touch tour.
Mike Hughes \\ 11/04/2013
Came to see The Phantom last night was disappointed at first to see no Earl Carpenter as I've seen him before but the understudy Richard was fantastic you couldn't fault him. Different production to what I've seen before but just as enjoyable. The scene changes are excellent especially as they go under the Opera House. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well done to all the cast.
Helen Watts \\ 10/04/2013
Absolutely fantastic! I cried my eyes out at the end one of the best i have ever seen! Singing was absolutely brilliant and i didn't want it to end! Definately would go again!
 \\ 10/04/2013
Fantastic performance. I could go again and again, it makes the hairs on your body stand up, the music the cast and the costumes were awesome, definitely as good as the show in London .... I want to watch it again. !!
Wendy A -6/4/2013 \\ 07/04/2013
went to see this production on 30th march as was mesmerized from start to finish.advise any body to go see it.superb 10/10
karen bird \\ 07/04/2013
I have always wanted to see phantom ever since I can remember, it was completely brilliant! Katie hall, well your mum should be extremely proud you were outstanding, I hope you read this! and earl carpenter was also exceptional what a truly magnificent performance.
amelia cook \\ 06/04/2013
Having seen the Anniversary performance and heard the outstanding voices of Ramin and Sierra,I thought nothing could match that, how wrong I was. Earl Carpenter and Katie Hall were phenomenal, the entire cast should be proud of the exceptional performance they produced.This is a must for any Phantom fan.
H.Bunn \\ 06/04/2013
Fantastic show now seen it 3 times . Took my 21 year old grandson who always wanted to see it , he thought the show was marvellous ,now wants to see many more shows ,
Mrs Joan Perks  \\ 05/04/2013
Utterly brilliant, amazing show, cast stunning, scenery breath taking. It was worth ever penny, I loved it.
Danielle corfield \\ 05/04/2013
Mesmerising, amazing, incredible, would recommend it to anyone. Would go again if i could
Lesley porter \\ 05/04/2013
Please, please bring back the crashing chandelier, a little shake and rattle just doesn't do it! Otherwise a brilliant production with outstanding performances from Christine (Katie Hall) and the Phantom (Earl Carpenter)
Dotty \\ 04/04/2013
Simply superb. I have wanted to see Phantom for 15 years and this production was spectacular and awesome, Great casting, superb sets, I was totally mesmerised from start to finish.
Hilary Leonard \\ 01/04/2013
I have seen Phantom over the years several times. This production is different with many iconic scenes changed, no elephant, no staircase, the famous mirror now a large wall mirror and the chandelier doesn't crash onto the stage. However in my opinion I was not disappointed and the voice of Katie Hall was probably one of the best I've ever heard with the many shows I've seen and the moving performance of Earl Carpenter as the Phantom grew with each scene was marvellous. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.
B Scott \\ 31/03/2013
An absolutely amazing piece of musical theatre. This production was a masterpiece from beginning to end. Truly capitivating and worth every penny.
Sarah Wattison \\ 30/03/2013
Have seen this a few times now - we enjoyed it ... but not the best production we have seen, the sound was not great - much prefer the original London production - Earl was fantastic as the Phantom, as was Kate as Christine -
Neil \\ 28/03/2013
saw phantom sat 23 march, omg,awesome the cast the theatre the staff the food was superb. want to see it again,with tissues at the ready this time, thankyou to everyone at the hippodrome keep up the good work.the best theatre ever.
ann quillin \\ 26/03/2013
Brilliant show and cast but sound quality was poor tonight especially when more than one person singing at same time - just a noise!
H MilesA \\ 26/03/2013
Brilliant... all of the cast were amazing. However the Phantom was too weak in comparison to all other actors in this role - I didnt feel his presence at all - lots of agreements on this in the ladies !.. just cast incorrectly.
KTD \\ 24/03/2013
Came to see Phantom last night 21/3/13 and it was phenomenal. Everything about it was superb, the singing, the casting, the costumes, the songs, the music and the set was out of this world. So moving and I cried at the end. Earl Carpenter and Katie Hall were amazing. I want to come again tonight! Fab, go and see it. Everything was perfect. Loved it!
Andrea Roberts \\ 22/03/2013
I have seen so many musicals and enjoyed them all but never have I heard such an angelic voice as that of Christine.AMAZING!!!
clive hopkins \\ 21/03/2013
Watched phantom Saturday night as Xmas present off parents 6 of us went was excellent I saw this in Vegas in 2007 and was awesome although the chandelier was a bit dissapointing in this although the theatre in Vegas was specifically built for it but the rest of the show was amazing well worth the money can't wait to watch the anniversary concert and will watch the film again soon along with les miserables the 2 best musical shows ever hope it comes around again
Dawn Popple \\ 18/03/2013
We saw the Phantom of the Opera last night and we were had to say how brilliant it was from start to finish. I have always wanted to see it from when I was younger and can remember Sarah Brightman being in it. But I am now truley hooked after last nights show and can only say wow, wow, brilliant!!
Roz Fletcher \\ 17/03/2013
Amazing experience. Want to go and see it again!!
Susan Everall \\ 16/03/2013
What a fantastic show we saw today.Wonderful cast and great stage production.Birmingham Hippodome never fails to put on a superb show---well done.
Anne Blyth \\ 16/03/2013
Thank you too all the cast. How proud you all must be to be able to put on a wonderful performance . I really enjoyed it. Earl Carpenter was amazing and played a magnificent phantom. If you have not thought about seeing this production, then please think again you will not be dissapointed. Brilliant Thank you
sue \\ 16/03/2013
I have waited a long time to see this production and i was not disappointed, It was a fantastic experience and i would recommend this show to any musical lover. 10 Stars from me.
James Barnes  \\ 14/03/2013
simply superb
debbie noorbaccus \\ 14/03/2013
Best production ive ever seen! Phantom has always been my favourite musical but this production was just out of this world! Amazing effects, amazing performances from the actors, amazing music! Would definitely see it again!!
Maisie Rawle \\ 14/03/2013
I dreamt as a child of attending the theatre and seeing a stage production such as this one. Until now I have been disappointed in my search to be in awe of the stage. I was captivated from start to finish and moved to tears at how exited I felt..like that little girl living the dream. It was wonderful, beautiful, entertaining and every one of the performers made me believe their character to be real.
J.Stevens \\ 13/03/2013

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