Michael Ball to star in new updated version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Aspects of Love’

The actor returns to the show he was already a part of during its original London run, which will play on Shaftesbury Avenue in Spring next year. Produced by Nica Burns, this new version will comply with the standards of today’s world and will be directed by Jonathan Kate.

Apparently, love doesn’t change anything… or does it? Same score, same lyrics, same leading man as in its first 80s run… Although now, the 21st century is doing a major makeover on the story – or at least, on the way in which it will be taken. Today, producer Nica Burns has announced her new stage venture for spring next year. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic liaison-focused musical is returning to the West End in a reimagined version directed by Jonathan Kate – starring the man who originated one of the roles over 30 years ago.

Aspects of Love holds a very special place in my heart”, says Ball. “I am absolutely delighted to revisit Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious score in a re-imagined chamber production in the West End from May next year.  I am so happy to be collaborating again with the brilliant director Jonathan Kent who was so inspiring when we worked together on Sweeney Todd.We are just at the start of our journey so the big question is will I be singing my favourite song Love Changes Everything – what do you think? All will be revealed soon…”.

With lyrics by Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and Charles Hart (The Phantom of the Opera), the show is based on David Garnett’s novella of the same day, which revolves around the many forms in which love can occur. With tickets already on sale, the musical will play at Shaftebury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre, and further details about the production will be announced in due time.

Aspects of Love will start performances on 12 May 2023. Tickets are available on the folllowing link.

By Guillermo Názara

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