London, Feb 15 (Calcutta Tube) The first show of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ sequel in London’s West End has been cancelled after theatre bosses deemed the production ‘unsafe’ in its current state. The first preview of will now take place Feb 22.
The first performance has been axed to allow the actors more time to rehearse and to ensure the production’s staging is safe, reported contactmusic.com.
‘The delay is to allow two days’ extra rehearsal time and a break to ensure that the first performance is not presented by a company and crew exhausted at the end of a long technical week,’ reads a statement from the show’s producers.
‘The producers have taken this decision early, halfway through the complex technical period, in order to ensure that all affected are able to make other arrangements as soon as possible.’
‘The show is still not in a technically safe and secure state.’