Blu-Ray Review: LOVE NEVER DIES

★★★★

Love Never Dies is the follow-up musical to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s immensely popular Phantom of the Opera. Set ten years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House, he has since made a new life for himself amongst the freaks who reside in Coney Island, New York. Still pining after his love Christine, he entices her and her family to Coney Island in a last attempt to win back her love.

Directed by Simon Phillips and starring Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine, Love Never Dies makes a smooth transition to Blu-ray and DVD. The large Melbourne stage used here proves to be an excellent backdrop, containing dazzling costumes and set pieces designed by Gabriela Tyleova.

Although the music does not quite live up to that of Phantom of the Opera, there are still many memorable numbers here, performed by a 21 strong piece orchestra in this production. What could be considered a disappointment is its fairly thin plot, however this is concealed by the superb scenery and makes for a great Blu-ray experience which really highlights the colours and lighting of the show.

A must see for fans of musical theatre. Also includes The Making of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.

Reviewer: Sophie Stephenson
Release Date UK: 12th March 2012
Directed By: Brett Sullivan, Simon Phillips
CastBen Lewis, Anna O’Byrne, María Mercedes

 

 

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