My computer broke down which messed up my plan of posting and vlogging daily from London. I thought I’d give it a try to blog with my phone.
On Saturday, I went to see the musical Phantom of the Opera and I must say, everyone should see it once in their life in theatre. I loved the movie, I already knew thw songs by heart and I’ve loved the story for so long, this really was the cherry on top.
Indeed. The Phantom of the Opera is performed in Her Majesty’s Theatre, located quite conveniently in the heart of London, at Haymarket, a few steps south from Piccadilly Circus. I stayed at Kensington Square Gardens, so I walked to Queensway bus stop and took the bus 94 straight at the door of the theatre. The ride took about 25 minutes if I remember correctly.
The theatre opened 40 minutes before the show, which was wondeful. Unfortunately, the exterior was under renovation, so I didn’t get to see it for myself. Perhaps next time 😉
Filming the show or taking pictures was forbidden, which was a shame because the props were amazing along with the special effects, and of course the actors and singers themselves.
My seat was on the balcony, which actually was quite terrible because I’m afraid of heights. Only, when the show began, I forgot the height. The show was so captivating, I barely believed it lasted for a little over two hours with the half-time and a short pause caused from a technical difficulty.
What I remember best, is the Phantom. The actor/singer who portrayed him was ashtonishing. Not only was he the best actor (though they were all fantastic), but also the strongest singer. I could feel every bit of the Phantom’s agony in every move and every note he sang. There was so mich emotion behind it, even I was moves from it (No, I didn’t cry… But I could’ve) And I barely ever do that.
I most definitely recommend this show to everyone. It was amazing and ever since seeing it, I’ve been wanting to go back over and over again. Bravo! The Brits really know how to make theatre.