Interview: Matt Blaker, Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera

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Matt Blaker recently took over as Raoul in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, having previously understudied the role in 2017. 


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A few of Matt’s early theatre credits include Footloose (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Belfast), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Dusty (Charing Cross) and Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour).

Following his first run with Phantom, Matt originated the role of  Bob Gaudio in Luke Sheppard’s new production of Jersey Boys (International Tour). He played Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Concert), Ernst in Cabaret (Frankfurt) and most recently starred as Billy Bigelow in Carousel at Kilworth House Theatre. 

In this episode, Matt discusses why returning to Phantom is a special moment in his career and lots more!

The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking in London through to 4th March 2023. Visit for info and tickets. 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. 

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