RGS students to perform in amateur youth production of The Phantom of the Opera


Seven RGS students have been selected for the auditioned cast of the epic musical The Phantom of the Opera at The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill from 1 – 4 August.

Tally G will play the lead role of Christine Daaé which she won against stiff competition. Freya MT will play the role of the Countess’ Confidante and Amelia D and Zara B will both dance as part of the Corps de Ballet. Grace B, Alex J and Sereena P all have roles in the chorus.

They will be performing in the YESOS Youth Musical Theatre amateur production alongside young people from more than twenty different schools and colleges across Surrey, Sussex and Kent. YESOS were proud winners of a NODA award for their 2015 production of Les Misérables school edition.

The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most highly regarded pieces of theatre in the world, based on Leroux’s 1909 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. The musical opened in London’s West End in October 1986, with the London production celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. The musical won seven Tony Awards at the 1988 ceremony, including Best Musical.

Set within the 19th century Paris Opera House and its labyrinth below, the beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, becomes the object of obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.

The musical features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best known songs, including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Think of Me, Masquerade, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again and the titular song The Phantom of the Opera.

This season YESOS are fundraising at the show for Reigate charity: Loveworks who run local projects to overcome food poverty, reduce social isolation and build self-confidence in young people.

Tickets available now from the Harlequin theatre box office.

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