• suzytheexplorer

Phantom Of The Opera

I finally got to do something that I have wanted to do for years, see the Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

I got the tickets for my husband for Christmas but he got Covid 3 days before we were due to go. We were allowed to change our tickets so we went as a birthday treat instead.

We didn't fancy getting the train up to London so I had a look on Your Parking Space to see if I could rent a car parking space. Lucky for us, I found one right round the corner from the theatre for £15.99 for 9 hours. Was not going to say no to that. It was cheaper than getting the train even with the low emission charge as well, and less hassle.

We got there in plenty of time to go and look at our seats, because we are both on the big side, I wanted to have a look at the seats to make sure we were going to fit in them properly as I couldn't find anything online. There wasn't any chance of us fitting in the seats so I spoke to a lovely man called Eddie who works at the theatre and he said he would speak to the box office to see if there had seats that were better for us. Well, when he came back, he said that we were allowed to sit in one of the boxes.

What I didn't expect was for it to be the Royal Box!! The same box that Andrew Lloyd Webber uses when he goes to watch the show. It had its own door to the corridor where you get to the box and the Royal Room which we didn't get to go into but we think it is used for VIPs to have drinks before the show starts.

Eddie showed us into the box and we could not believe how close we were to the stage, we were basically on the stage haha. My view was a little obstructed but I was told that I could lean forward as much as I wanted to and I wouldn't be in anyone's way.

As it was such a big event for us, I wanted to make sure we got a programme so I went to speak to one of the staff who were selling them and was quite happy to find out that for £13 I could get the programme and the brochure. The brochure is full of amazing pictures from the show so getting both is really worth it.

I was completely blown away by the beautiful architecture and design of the theatre. Everything was so perfect, the staff really look after the place and whoever decorated it, needs to win an award because it was fantastic.

The show started and it really was so magical, the costumes, the performers, the scene changes, just everything was done to such a high standard. I've never seen a theatre show like it in my whole life.

There was a speaker in our box that we didn't know about and it scared the life out of me at one point. They were throwing the Phantoms voice around the theatre and all of a sudden, we heard him behind us, I thought the actor was standing behind me haha.

Eddie came back to see us in the interval, we had ordered drinks in the bar before we were moved to the box so lovely Eddie had gone up to the bar and brought our drinks down to us. We had a chat with him but he was very busy so couldn't stay with us for long.

We got some lovely snacks from the bar which was cheddar Titbits, Marshfield Farm mint chocolate ice cream and lemon sorbet. My husband grabbed his sorbet to eat it before I could get a picture haha.

The second part of the show was just as good as the first but the show did have to be stopped for a few minutes. We think that there was an incident with a trap door but no one was hurt so the show could carry on.

All of the staff we spoke to were so nice to speak to and were always making sure that everyone was happy.

It felt like it was all over too quickly as we had such an amazing time. I would highly recommend going to see Phantom Of The Opera if you are in London and want to go and see a show.