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Phantom Mask is First Ever Image Projected on Iconic Clock Face


The Phantom of the Opera took over The Balmoral last night to mark his arrival in Edinburgh. The 110 year old clock tower was left in darkness as the symbolic phantom mask was projected on the city’s most famous clock face. The Phantom of the Opera will be at The Edinburgh Playhouse until the 20th of October.
  
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to present a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera for its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2012. The Phantom of the Opera will star John Owen-Jones and Earl Carpenter, who will share the role of ‘The Phantom’ and Katie Hall who will play the role of ‘Christine’.

Cameron Mackintosh said ''After 25 phenomenal years and a glorious celebration of the show's success at the Royal Albert Hall at the start of this month, I'm delighted to  announce that a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical.With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson's amazing costumes, be the first to surrender to the music of the night and fall in love with the Phantom in his new guise all over again''

John Owen-Jones is currently playing the role of ‘The Phantom’ in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. He has appeared on Broadway and in the West End as ‘Jean Valjean’ in “Les Misérables” and also played the role in the recent 25th Anniversary tour of the show.  Earl Carpenter recently played the role of ‘Javert’ in the West End production of “Les Misérables” and also played the role in the 25th Anniversary tour of the show. He has also played ‘The Phantom’ in the West End production of “The Phantom of the Opera” as well as the starring role of ‘Darryl Van Horne’ in “The Witches of Eastwick” at the Prince of Wales Theatre, also in the West End. His touring credits include ‘Joe Gillis’ in “Sunset Boulevard”. Katie Hall was a boot camp contestant for the BBC1’s search for ‘Nancy’ in “I’d Do Anything” and was a final round contender for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for the Eurovision entry, “Your Country Needs You”, also for BBC1. After leaving the “I’d Do Anything” competition she was immediately cast to cover the role of ‘Christine’ in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre and is now the alternate ‘Christine’ in the production. Katie has also played the role of ‘Cosette’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre in the West End, on the 25th Anniversary tour and also at the O2.
  
The Phantom of the Opera became the longest running show in Broadway history on 9 January 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder “Cats”.  This coincided with the Broadway and the US national touring company celebrating an unprecedented 20,000 performances in the United States. In October 2010 the London production celebrated its 10,000th performance.

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