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Christines with auburn/reddish wigs (not a complete list by any means)

  1. Tabitha Webb, West End (u/s 2005-06 / alt. 2009-10)
  2. Robyn North, West End (u/s 2003-04, principal 2007-08)
  3. Katie Hall, West End (u/s 2008-09, alt. 2011)
  4. Anna O’Byrne, West End (alt. 2012-13)
  5. Harriet Jones, West End (principal 2013-15)
  6. Beatrix Reiterer, Essen (u/s 2005-06)
  7. Katy Treharne, West End (u/s 2009-10, alt. 2012)
  8. Anne Görner, Essen (principal 2005-06)
  9. Nicky Adams, West End (alt. 2003-04)

Nicky Adams appears to have been the first West End Christine to don the auburn wig. After her it’s surprisingly often been worn by the alternate Christine. Apart from West End, the Essen wigs were also very much on the reddish side.

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The 9 latest West End Christine Daae Understudies.

  • AJ Callaghan (Mia van den Eykel goes between her and the next but there are no pictures)
  • Robyn North
  • Tabitha Webb
  • Sofia Escobar
  • Katie Hall
  • Katy Treharne
  • Claire Doyle
  • Ashleigh Fleming
  • Lisa Anne Wood

 Six seven out the nine ten listed went on to being another form of Christine, wether is be Principle / Aternate / another production, so far.

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Scott Davies as the Phantom in West End

He has an impressive track record, starting as the u/s Phantom in the early 1990s, eventually becoming standby for Peter Cousens in 1997. Then the principal Phantom in the UK “Millennium Tour” in 1998-99 and in West End in 1999-2001. He returned as the standby in 2009, a position he still holds.

His Christines includes: Celinde Schoenmaker, Harriet Jones, Maria Coyne, Emmi Christensson, Lisa-Anne Wood, Ashleigh Fleming, Olivia Brereton, Sofia Escobar, Anna O’Byrne, Katy Treharne, Claire Doyle, Katie Hall, Tabitha Webb, Gina Beck, Zoë Curlett, Joanne Pullen, Katrina Murphy, Deborah Dutcher, Claire Louise Hammacott, Ana Marina, Charlotte Page, Meredith Braun and Lisa Waddingham Duby. Possibly also others!

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Full Evolution of the West End Star Princess Costume

Starting at the Saloon Girl (UPDATED!)

  1. Sarah Brightman
  2. Claire Moore (Alt.)
  3. Maria Kesselman (u/s)
  4. Rebecca Caine (Alt.)
  5. Claire Moore (1988)
  6. Jan Hartley-Morris
  7. Jill Washington (1994)
  8. Annalene Beechey (u/s)
  9. Beverley Worboys (u/s, picture may be from her run in Basel but it looks like a UK dress to me!)
  10. Zoe Curlett (Alt., picture possibly from her time in the UK Tour, it’s really hard to tell and is never labeled with just “West End” or “UK Tour”)
  11. Meredith Braun
  12. Charlotte Page
  13. Claire Louise Hammacott
  14. Deborah Dutcher
  15. Celia Graham
  16. Katie Knight Adams
  17. Rachel Barrell
  18. Tabitha Webb (u/s)
  19. Robyn North (she had been a u/s in the past but this is when she split the role 50/50 with Leila Benn-Harris)
  20. Leila Benn Harris
  21. Gina Beck
  22. Katie Hall (u/s)
  23. Katy Treharne (u/s, 2009)
  24. Tabitha Webb (Alt.)
  25. Sofia Escobar (2012 picture however it is the old styled dress)
  26. Katie Hall (2011)
  27. Claire Doyle (u/s)
  28. Katy Treharne (Alt.)
  29. Sofia Escobar
  30. Anna O'Byrne (Alt.)
  31. Ashleigh Fleming (u/s)
  32. Olivia Brereton
  33. Harriet Jones (current 2014 dress)
  34. Emmi Christensson
  35. Lisa-Anne Wood (u/s)

(There were also no pictures I could find of Irén Bartók, Shona Lindsay, Lisa Hull, Debra Stables, Megan Kelly, Nikki Ankara, Ana Marina (u/s), Josie Walker, Zoë Curlett (u/s), Myrra Malmberg, Fay Richardson (u/s), Colleen Patrice Taylor (u/s), Amanda Jane Callaghan (u/s), Katrina Murphy, Louise Walsh, Mia van den Eykel (u/s), Nicky Adams, Jane Mark, Sarah Ryan. If you know of any PLEASE submit them to me and I will add them!)

NOTE: I tried my best to do the list by dress and not by actress or year but the ended up badly and this was the easiest way, if you see any errors and I am sure there are a TON let me know and I’ll start a list and try to fix them all! <3

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“Hannibal” backstage at Royal Albert Hall: 

1. Anna Forbes as Slavegirl.
2. Wynne Evans (Piangi) and Layla Harrison (Slavegirl). 
3. Layla Harrison as Slavegirl. 
4. Tabitha Webb as Wild Woman. 
5. Deborah Dutcher as the hithero unknown role “Madame André”. 
6. Matthew Gent as Hannibal soldier. 
7. Siani Owen and Robyn North as Hannibal princesses. 
8. Wendy Ferguson as Carlotta. Nice makeup!