The West End production of Andew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Dies is set to close on 27 August.
The BBC has reported the troubled sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will close after a little more than a year at London’s Adelphi Theatre (opened 9 March 2010). Love Never Dies received lukewarm reviews from the British press and the planned Broadway production never eventuated.
Enter Melbourne. Keen to seize an opportunity, the Melbourne production of Love Never Dies opened on 29 May to very favourable reviews. This revamped version represents a significant rewrite and a new set, different to that of the London production. The BBC has quoted Lloyd Webber as saying the current Australian production “cannot be improved upon”. We can only assume the Melbourne version will hit Broadway in the near future.
Life as a high school Drama teacher has been hectic the past few weeks. When I can find a spare hour, I will finally get around to my “to do” list and write my review of the Melbourne production of Love Never Dies for The Drama Teacher. It is indeed a beauty!