Anna O’Byrne will play Christine Daae twice a week in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, serving as alternate to Sofia Escobar. O’Byrne will succeed alternate Katy Treharne beginning September 3. The Phantom of the Opera currently plays in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
The Phantom of the Opera is the story of Christine Daae (Escobar/O’Byrne), a chorus girl who becomes the lead at the Paris Opera House with help from her mysterious teacher, the Phantom. O’Byrne joins current London cast members Peter Joback as the Phantom, Killian Donnelly as Raoul, Wendy Ferguson as Carlotta, Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur Andre and Cheryl McAvoy as Madame Giry. The Phantom of the Opera originally opened in the West End in 1986 and on Broadway in 1988. The Broadway production earned seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
O’Byrne played Christine in the Australian tour of The Phantom of the Opera and the Australian production of Love Never Dies. O’Byrne also stars in the film version of Love Never Dies, which was filmed in Melbourne and screened in movie theaters earlier this year.