If you do a quick Google for the Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Phantom Of The Opera' sequel, 'Love Never Dies', the top, sponsored link proclaims it to be the show that 'everyone is talking about'. And everyone is. They're all saying: "Love Never Dies has been cancelled".
Well, in the West End it has. A year or so after opening, and following something of a revamp after some less than complimentary reviews, it has been announced that the much-vaunted and long-awaited follow-up to the global phenomenon of 'Phantom' will close on 27th August.
While The Phantom of the Opera may be the most successful stage show in history, continuing to play to full houses week-in week-out (tickets for Christmas 2011 have recently gone on sale - check the ticket links, below), it haunted Love Never Dies from the off.
A period of ill-health for Lord Lloyd Webber coincided with the show's production and, as Love Never Dies faltered, the composer cited this as a contributing factor.
The Melbourne show has, by comparison, captured the imagination of Australian audiences and critics, and is expected to transfer to Broadway when its run ends in August.
UK fans have until Saturday 27th August to catch the show, with tickets ranging from £24 to £66.50, but we have a special offer available for Monday to Thursday performances saving you up to 33% on face value - click on the Book This Offer button, below for availability.
The London production will be succeeded by 'One Man, Two Guvnors', a comedy starring James Corden, which will transfer to the Adephi from the National Theatre in November after a series of UK tour dates.