You'll love it!
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies is the sequel to his opera piece The Phantom of the Opera. It is a live performance that follows The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. These are excellent companion pieces, despite the new casting. This story takes place ten years after the first one. The camera is super dynamic, yet can barely capture everything there is to see.
Aside four or five exceptions, these songs are not very catchy. Contrary to the original piece, which had all the good songs in the first half, this one escalates and keeps the best for last. Indeed, “Lover Never Dies” is by far superior to all other compositions and sends shivers down our spines. Some of the original songs are sometimes played, almost like an echo, but that’s it.
You get amazing costumes, mystical lighting, gorgeous sets and breath-taking choreographies. This is the kind of show people pay big bucks to see live and we get it all in the comfort of our couch. Story-wise, this is exactly what you would expect from a sequel to Webber’s famous story. A child is involved. He’s about ten years old. Do your math. Could he be the son of Phantom?