Three Phantoms comes to New Wimbledon Theatre for two performances only in June. In advance of its arrival, some of the team headed to opening night in Dartford to see what audiences have in store.
It’s fair to say, NWT’s staff and audiences alike love a musical. And with a stellar cast such as this one - Matthew Camelle wowed us in the leading role in last year’s South Pacific at this very theatre – we knew we were in for a treat. It’s not just the set list that delights; the rapport between the performers and the orchestra is equally engaging with anecdotes and light-hearted banter sewing the evening together neatly.
Every member of the ensemble has performed in The Phantom of the Opera during their career and as you watch them lead the audience through an array of songs from a staggering 23 different musicals, you simply cannot wait for the show’s crescendo into Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece.
A personal highlight for us was the Les Misérables medley featuring as it did Rebecca Caine, who originated the role of Cosette in the RSC and West End production, and a stunning acapella take on I Dreamed a Dream. We were also lucky enough to witness Earl Carpenter’s Stars prior to him assuming the role of Javert in the Canadian production of Les Mis. And with show tunes ranging from My Fair Lady and Kiss Me Kate to more current offerings from Wicked and Spamalot, this a real anthology of musicals that will appeal to everyone who loves the West End as much as we do.
The amazing production values of the lighting and set and the stripped back orchestra only serve to add to this phenomenal evening of musical theatre. And with seven cast members from The Phantom of the Opera, you are guaranteed absolute value for money. We hope you will join us and would love for you to share your thoughts with us on the evening after the event.