The Phantom of the Opera

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Originally a French novel, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux (published as a serial in Le Gaulois September 1909 to January 1910; as a novel in April 1910 by Pierre Lafitte).

Numerous stage and film works have been based on it (see Wikipedia for a list of adaptations[1].

Below we list only those that have been produced in South Africa.

The Phantom of the Opera the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. (1986)

Original text

Performances in South Africa

Opened in 2004 at the Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town and at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria.

In 2011 - 2012 another South African tour of the show, produced by Pieter Toerien, opened at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and at the Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg.


The Phantom of the Opera Stage play by Michael Drin (1990)

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Performed by CAPAB from 10 December 1990 directed by Keith Grenville, designed by Keith Anderson, music by Péter Louis van Dijk, lighting designer John T. Baker starring Jeremy Crutchley, Claire Berlein, Robert Finlayson.


Baxter Theatre programme (Every Good Boy Deserves Favour)

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