New Cast Announced for The Phantom of the Opera in the West End

Ben Lewis is taking over from Ben Foster in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera as of September. Kelly Mathieson and Jeremy Taylor are also joining the cast as Christine Daaé and Raoul. Meanwhile, Amy Manford will be an alternate Christine Daaé.

Other new additions to the cast are Matt Bateman, Jade Davies, Hannah Grace, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, and John Stacey.

They will all be working with the following continuing members: Lara Martins, Siôn Lloyd, Mark Oxtoby, Jacinta Mulcahy, Paul Ettore Tabone, Georgia Ware, Scott Davies, James Roxby Brown, Bridget Costello, Hadrian Delacey, Morven Douglas, Lori Gilchrist, Philip Griffiths, Hettie Hobbs, Grace Horne, Lily Howes, Ellen Jackson, Richard Kent, Adam Robert Lewis, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Tim Morgan, Fiona Morley, Danielle Pullum, Tom Sterling, Claire Tilling, and Victoria Ward.

The musical is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra; its story follows a phantom who lives in the shadows beneath the Paris Opera House. A classic tale of love and obsession, this musical has played for over 100 million people all over the world. It has also won three Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards.

The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking shows at Her Majesty’s Theatre until 3rd March 2018.

Ben Lewis is taking over The Phantom beginning September 2017. Photo courtesy of London Theatre Direct.
Ben Lewis is taking over the role of The Phantom beginning September 2017. Photo courtesy of London Theatre Direct.

About the new Phantom cast

Ben Lewis plays The Phantom once again after playing the same character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel, Love Never Dies. His other theatre credits include Annie Get Your GunLove Me Tender (UK Tour), and Devilish! (Tristan Bates Theatre). Ben also appeared in films and TV series such as DoctorsSide by Side by Sondheim, and Love Never Dies.

Meanwhile, Kelly Mathieson makes her West End debut after graduating from the Royal College of Music. She performed in numerous stage and musical productions including Händel (Theater an der Wien), Orpheus, Charpentier (Ayrshire Opera Company), and La Finta Giardiniera, among others.