The Phantom of the Opera
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Catch the all time favorite London musical, Phantom of the Opera at the magnificent Her Majesty’s London Theatre! The stunning London theatre is a popular Westend Theatre located in Haymarket, City of Westminster, London. Charles J Phipps designed the current building which was constructed in the year 1897 for the actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. He was the founder of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the theatre.
Some of the brilliant productions of Shakespeare along with several other classical works were produced by Tree. Works of the some of the renowned playwrights like George Bernard Shaw, J M Synge, Noel Coward and J B Priestley were also performed at the stage. The theatre has been made suitable to produce large scale productions after the World War I.
Her Majesty Theatre was remarkably known for hosting some of the hottest musicals. Since the year 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical show The Phantom of the Opera is ruling the box office of Her Majesty’s London Theatre. In the year 1705, theatre was founded by the name of Queen’s Theatre by architect and playwright John Vanbrugh.
Due to some legal issues, theatre was transformed into Opera House. Approximately 25 operas ran from 1711 to 1739 by George Frederick Handel. Interestingly, theatre name changes with the gender of the monarch. With the accession og George I in the year 1714, it was named as King’s Theatre. In the year 1837, it was renamed as Her Majesty’s Theatre. From the year 1901 to 1952, it was named as His Majesty’s Theatre.
The current occupancy of the theatre is 1216 and the building was listed Grade II by English Heritage in the year 1970. Since 2000, Really Useful Group Theatres have owned the theatre building. So come and feel the magic of Phantom of the Opera adapted from the gothic novel by Gaston leroux which revolves around a disfigured phantom and his obsessive love for the chorus girl Christine. So come and feel all his love and pain at the Her Majesty’s Theatre!