In a recent interview with Scotsman.com, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that the Australian production of Love Never Dies, will make its way to the UK to tour in 2013. "The Australian production, which was wonderful – the London production wasn’t very good, the Australians got it right – is going out next year. The plan is, that will go on the road here, in the autumn of next year." Webber states.
The first version of the musical officially opened in London in March 2010 in West End to poor critical reviews. The production eventually closed in August 2011. A Melbourne production opened at the city’s Regent Theatre in May 2011 and featured a different Australian creative team. The reworked production received much more positive reviews than the London version and ran until December 2011. The production then transferred to Sydney where it ran as a limited engagement from January 2012 to April 2012. The DVD of the musical, filmed in Melbourne earlier this year, has gone on to sell in excess of 200,000 copies.
Ten years after the events at the Paris Opera, The Phantom is now the mastermind of Phantasma, a Coney Island amusement park. Despite the success of his endeavours, he is tortured by the absence of Christine Daae in his life and he longs to hear her sing again. He sends Christine an invitation to make her American debut on the Phantasma stage. Unaware that The Phantom is behind this, she accepts the invitation and journeys to New York with her husband Raoul and son, Gustave. She soon discovers the identity of the anonymous impresario who has lured her from France to sing.