“Love Never Dies” is a 2012 British-Australian musical film directed by Brett Sullivan and starring Ben Lewis, Anna O’Byrne, and Simon Gleeson. The film is a sequel to the popular musical “The Phantom of the Opera” and is based on the book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which continues the story of the Phantom and his love for Christine Daaé.
The film is set in 1907, ten years after the events of the original musical, and finds the Phantom (played by Ben Lewis) living in Coney Island, New York. He has become a successful impresario and has created a new show, “Phantasma,” which stars Christine Daaé (played by Anna O’Byrne), now a famous soprano.
The Phantom is still deeply in love with Christine and hopes that she will return his affections. However, Christine is married to Raoul (played by Simon Gleeson) and has a son named Gustave (played by Jack Lyall). As the story unfolds, the Phantom tries to win Christine back and becomes increasingly desperate and dangerous.
The film features many of the classic songs from the original musical, as well as new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It also features elaborate sets and costumes, which transport the viewer to the world of the Phantom and Christine. While the film received mixed reviews, it was praised for its stunning visuals and powerful performances by its cast. Overall, “Love Never Dies” is a must-see for fans of “The Phantom of the Opera” and lovers of musical theater.
Duration: 121 min.