Love Never Dies Star Ben Lewis to Join London's The Phantom of the Opera | Playbill

London News Love Never Dies Star Ben Lewis to Join London's The Phantom of the Opera A host of new leads join the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in September.
Ben Lewis in <i>Love Never Dies</i>
Ben Lewis in Love Never Dies Jeff Busby

The London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, will welcome several new lead players in September as the musical heads into its 32nd year.

Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis

Beginning September 4, Ben Lewis will play the title role, Kelly Mathieson will step into the role of soprano Christine Daaé, and Jeremy Taylor will be the new Raoul. Amy Manford will also become the alternate Christine Daaé.

Lewis played The Phantom in the original Australian production of Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Mathieson will be making her West End debut; previous opera credits include Le Nozze de Figaro, Agrippina, Orpheus and the Underworld, Die Zauberflöte, and Carmen. Taylor’s previous theatre credits include Fiyero in Wicked and Galileo in We Will Rock You.

These actors will join Lara Martins as Carlotta Giudicelli, Siôn Lloyd as Monsieur Firmin, Mark Oxtoby as Monsieur Andre, Jacinta Mulcahy as Madame Giry, Paul Ettore Tabone as Ubaldo Piangi, and Georgia Ware as Meg Giry.

Also joining the company in September are Matt Bateman, Jade Davies, Hannah Grace, Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Jordan Simon Pollard, Una Reynolds, Emily Smith, Rachel Spurrell, and John Stacey.

The Phantom of the Opera plays Her Majesty’s Theatre. For tickets call the box office on 0844 412 2707 or visit


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