‘Phantom’ chandelier set to dazzle audiences at Milton Keynes Theatre

Giant Chandelier for Phantom Of The Opera being installed at MK theatre
Giant Chandelier for Phantom Of The Opera being installed at MK theatre

MILTON Keynes Theatre has undergone a makeover ahead of the opening of the Phantom of the Opera tomorrow night.

More than 30 people have been working tirelessly to move a prop chandelier above the auditorium and include extra support to take the weight of some of the set, of which the largest piece weighs 10 tonnes.

The whole set needs 22 45-foot trailers to transport it and costs the production company up to £220,000 to move the show each time.

The chandelier has been built by the same man who is famous for building the Olympic rings which featured in the opening ceremony.

Spence New, production manager, said: “Every move to a new venue is a logistical challenge but the theatre staff at Milton Keynes make this more simple for us by being one of the best crews on the circuit. They are a fantastic team.”

The show runs from tonight until November 24. To book call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes