By Adam Hetrick
29 May 2012
Love Never Dies was filmed live in Melbourne last September. The musical received a fresh Australian production in spring 2011 under the direction of Priscilla Queen of the Desert director Simon Phillips.
The Australian production of Love Never Dies differed from the now-closed London world-premiere staging. A completely new Australian creative team, including scenic-costume designer Gabriela Tylesova, gave the production a darker, more brooding approach. It also incorporates revisions to the script and score first implemented in a London overhaul in fall 2010.
Ben Lewis, who appeared in the original Australian casts of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Spamalot, stars as the Phantom, opposite Anna O'Byrne as soprano Christine Daaé. O'Byrne previously played the role in an Australian tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
Here's a look at the trailer for the Australian production of Love Never Dies: