ONE of the most successful musicals in entertainment history is coming to Mayflower Theatre — The Phantom of the Opera.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh announced a national tour of the original production and it is being performed in Southampton from Wednesday, February 24, to Saturday, March 20, 2021.

The show has never been performed on the Island, so this is the closest it has been for IW residents.

Tickets go on sale from March 12, and full casting is to be announced soon.

Now in its 34th year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history.

Lloyd Webber’s romantic, haunting and soaring score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the iconic title song.

The show tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.

Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.

Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

It is the only show in history to have celebrated 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tickets are on sale from March 12 from Mayflower Theatre box office on 02380 711811 or online at