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Love Never Dies characters 'have changed since Phantom'
Love Never Dies could be a darker tale than Phantom of the Opera.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Anyone who purchases Love Never Dies tickets ahead of its grand opening on March 9th can expect a few changes to the familiar characters of Phantom of the Opera.
At dress rehearsals for the show, Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail was lucky enough to catch up with some of the cast, who told him that ten fictional years have taken their toll upon their alter egos.
Joseph Millson revealed that the gentlemanly Raoul, who won Christine's heart in the closing scenes of Phantom of the Opera, is now an alcoholic who is "festering inside", pointing out that his heart may now be darker than the Phantom's.
Meanwhile, Meg Giry is harbouring resentment after being passed over by the gruesome ghost, so could have some surprises up her sleeve.
However, Mr Bamigboye said that it is a musical to look forward to, as Andrew Lloyd Webber has created "the richest score of his career".
Love Never Dies opens for previews at the Adelphi Theatre on February 22nd and sees the action move to New York's Coney Island, where Christine is to sing for a mysterious stranger.