Sketch: Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess in Love Never Dies

Love Never Dies

Love never dies… and rain-soaked paper always dries

LOVE NEVER DIES – the long awaited sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s mega-musical PHANTOM OF THE OPERA opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 9 March 2010, following previews from late February.

It featured Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess in the lead roles and is set a decade on from the original when the Phantom becomes ‘Mr Y’, the mysterious owner of a Coney Island pleasure park who lures Christine back for a well paid gig.

I positioned myself at the shelterless Adelphi stage door on the rainy night of the World Premiere with this sketch. Ramin and Sierra did sign another one later, on a drier evening, which I’ve previously posted. But this one got the liquid treatment, giving a less than desired ripple effect across its surface. However, due to the positioning of a kind patron’s sole umbrella and the ever reliable, quick-drying spirit-based Sharpie pen that didn’t run or smudge, I managed to get it signed which was a note-worthy performance in itself.

Drawing: Summer Strallen in Love Never Dies

Summer Strallen

Summer Strallen is the second of the four hugely talented Strallen sisters. She has been nominated for four Olivier Awards. One was for her performance as Meg Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera at the Adelphi Theatre.

It was a role that won her the Broadwayworld.com UK Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and she was also nominated for the Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

I did this black biro sketch during Summer’s season as Meg which ran through 2010 and early into 2011, which she signed at the stage door.

Drawing: Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess in Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre

Lover Never Dies

Love Never Dies – the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s long running musical The Phantom of the Opera opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 9 March 2010. Ramin Karimloo played the title role with Sierra Boggess as Christine. They coined the term ‘Rierra’. Ramin was the Phantom in the original West End production and the show’s 21st anniversary Phantom in 2007.

Sierra was cast in the Las Vegas production of Phantom in the role of Christien Daaé at the Venetian Resort in 2006. Both Ramin and Sierra were nominated for Olivier Awards, and the production received seven nominations. They signed by sketch after the world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre stage door in pouring rain on 9 March 2010.