“…I snatched away
my hand and gave a cry. What I had touched was cold and, at the
same time, bony; and I remembered that his hands smelt of death…”
“I tell you I kissed her just like that, on her forehead…
and she did not draw back her forehead from my lips!
…I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her
tears…and she did not run away!…And she did not die!…
She remained alive, weeping over me, with me.“
“Poor, unhappy Erik! Shall we pity him? Shall we curse him? He asked only to be 'some one,' like everybody else. But he was too ugly! And he had to hide his genius or use it to play tricks with, when, with an ordinary face, he would have been one of the most distinguished of mankind! He had a heart that could have held the entire empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar. Ah, yes, we must need pity the Opera ghost...” - Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera.
Ben Forster (The Phantom): February 1, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Celinde Schoenmaker (Christine): September 7, 2015 - September 2, 2017
Harriet Jones (Christine alt.): September 5, 2016 - September 2, 2017
Maria Coyne (Christine u/s): June 13, 2016 - September 2, 2017
Nadim Naaman (Raoul): September 7, 2015 - September 2, 2017
Daisy Hulbert (Meg): September 1, 2014 (as ballerina)/September 5, 2016 (as Meg Giry) - September 2, 2017
As well as other leaving ensemble members!
And congratulations to their replacements: Ben Lewis (Phantom), Kelly Mathieson (Christine), Amy Manford (Christine alt.), Bridget Costello (Christine u/s), Jeremy Taylor (Raoul), Jordan Simon Pollard (Raoul u/s), and Georgia Ware (Meg)!