Sale 21TH01 | Lot 132

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Stage used mechanical monkey music box prop from the recent West End Production of Phantom of the Opera.

Catalogue: Stage & Screen
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  Stage used mechanical monkey music box prop from the recent West End Production of Phantom of the Opera.

Lot Details

Lot 132
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Stage used mechanical monkey music box prop from the recent West End Production of Phantom of the Opera.
The monkey, holding cymbals in each hand of the movable arms, wears an embroidered vest and sits on a cushion-covered black painted box with a removable crank to the side. Height 22 x length 13 x depth 10 inches. Offered with a personal invitation for two from Andrew Lloyd Webber to attend the opening night of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway (when the show re-opens, flights & hotel not included).

AN IMPORTANT PROP FROM PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN BROADWAY HISTORY, USED RECENTLY ON STAGE IN AT HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE IN LONDON, AND SOLD WITH AN INVITATION FROM MR. WEBBER TO THE BROADWAY RE-OPENING.

A highly evocative and important prop, the monkey music box is at the center of The Phantom of the Opera which appropriately opens at an auction of old theatre items. The auctioneer calls out: "Lot 665, ladies and gentlemen. A Papier-mâché musical box in the shape of a barrel organ. Attached, the figure of a monkey in Persian robes playing the cymbals. This item, discovered in the vaults of the theatre, still in working order." An important touchstone to the Phantom's past, the box plays his mother's song, a haunting memory which stirs Christine. This essential stage used prop has been featured for five years in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre and was also toured internationally for performances in Germany, Sweden, Brazil, and throughout Asia. The offering of tickets to the show's Broadway reopening renders this the finest opportunity for a fan of this spectacular show.

Donor: Andrew Lloyd Webber

This lot is accompanied by a signed document certifying that this item was donated to The Actors Fund and 100% of the hammer price will benefit The Actors Fund.


C The Actors Fund

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $31,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $31,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Stage & Screen

Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 10am EDT
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