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Czech musical Phantom of London wins festival in South Korea

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Seoul, July 13 (CTK) – The Phantom of London, an original Czech musical, won the main award at the International Musical Festival in Daegu, South Korea, yesterday, its co-author Michael Prostejovsky has told CTK.
In addition, its leading protagonist Lukas Adam, playing Henry, won the best actor award and Jana Musilova received the best support actress award for the role of Mother at the festival, said Prostejovsky, owner of the Musical media agency representing the copyright to the musical.
The Phantom of London, telling the story of serial murderer Jack the Ripper, was performed by the ensemble of the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava, north Moravia. It has been staging the piece in a world premiere for two years.
Music has been composed by Radim Smetana, while Prostejovsky has written the lyrics.
Musilova and Adam have appeared in the same roles in the Prague performance of the musical on the scene of the Hybernia Theatre.
During the festival in Daegu, The Phantom of London was staged for times in full house for 1,500 viewers. All performances were sold-out.
Some songs from the musical were also played at the award-giving ceremony that was broadcast live by the South Korean public television.
A number of Czech musicals have scored success in South Korea where this genre is very popular. One of them is Hamlet by Janek Ledecky that some 750,000 Korean viewers have seen during more than 500 performances.

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