THE FORUM UNMASKS ITS PHANTOM
By Catherine Ming | Jun 23, 2022 | News
FORUM UNMASKS ITS PHANTOM
The countdown is on at the Millennium Forum for the Youth Musical production of the hit show, The Phantom of the Opera, which opens at the North West’s premier venue on Wednesday 3rd August and runs until Sat 6th August. This all local youth version of one of the longest running musicals of all time will feature the cream of local talent. Bagging the coveted title roles are Aodhan Kehoe, who plays the Phantom, and Tirna-Kate Fox, as Christine.
Aodhan has just turned twenty and is very excited to be taking on the role of the Phantom, which he describes as a’ bucket list role’ for many musical theatre performers. This is Aodhan’s third youth production at the Forum but he is also currently performing as Ryan in the Grove Theatre Group’s production of ‘High School Musical’ which runs at the Forum later this month. Previously, Aodhan was part of the globally renowned production, ‘The White Handkerchief’, where he was honoured to represent Jackie Duddy in this new stage show based on the events of Bloody Sunday.
Joining Aodhan as Christine, Omagh girl, Tirna-Kate Fox studied acting and singing with Leanne Daly at Hazelwand Theatre school where she has embarked on many iconic roles such as Maria in ‘The Sound of Music’, Adelaide in ‘Guys and Dolls’ and Eponine in ‘Les Miserables’. Christine is one of her dream roles and she is excited to perform this iconic role with such an amazing group of performers. This is her first role for Millennium Forum Youth Productions.
The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling score includes ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Angel of Music,’ ‘Music of the Night’, ‘All I Ask of You’,’ ‘Masquerade’ and the infamous title song.
Originally directed by Harold Prince; Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd.
The Phantom Of The Opera performs at the Millennium Forum from Wed 3rd to Sat 6th August. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.