So it was announced that the sequal to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, is closing in the West End in London in just a couple of months. This show opened last year in 2010. So why is it closing? My research lead me to stating that the story needed some umph as well as the design and score of the show. So basically the whole thing needed to be reworked. The all new production opened in Australia on June 14th, 2011 with an all new breath taking design, that even impressed Lloyd Webber himself. Andrew Lloyd Webber described the set as "unlike anything he had ever seen" and that Gabriela Tylesova reminded her of the original set designer for The Phantom of the Opera, Maria Bjornson, who passed away some time ago. He has called Ms. Tylesova brillant as he said decades ago with Ms. Bjornson on her Phantom set. So are you ready to see some Phantastic pictures of the set?! You will have to click on the link below as I do not have the rights to put them on this blog....enjoy!
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-