Author has written 7 stories for Phantom of the Opera.
Anyway...about me...hmm...well, I am an English girl living in France, and for quite some time now I have been having a sort of obsession with anything to do with the Phantom of the Opera. I saw the musical once at the Bristol Hippodrome back home in England when I was five or six, but all I really remember of it is the boat scene (with all the mist...that was great), and the words: "Chris-tiiine...Christ-iiiiiine..." - I also remember the Phantom's face was absolutely horrific and the music was brilliant...
And then, years and years later - well, a few months ago, actually - I came across a CD called "Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera" in my dad's office. Then the Obsession began...the music just completely took me! Michael Crawford has such a beautiful voice. I started manically researching it until I knew the story, read the script...then I found the 2004 film (with Gerry...mmm...)!! It is so hard to find decent English films here...so you can imagine my surprise and general catatonic delight when I came across it. I must have watched that film a thousand times now...but I think Gerry's singing has a lot left to be desired (cringe). I now have Kay's "Phantom" and Leroux's original novel!! Yipeee!!
I haven't actually been to Paris (unless you count a Disneyland trip to Paris-Orly when I was eight), which is a shame...but I hope to go there soon before I leave the "Sunny" South to go back to England again.
Please don't murder me if I lag behind with updating sometime in the future...it is GCSE year and the homework is terrible. Curse yoooouuu, algebraic quadratic equations and endless annotating!!