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Closed February 27, 2016

A superbly slick, powerfully acted and splendidly sung revival.

Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

Why See Miss Saigon?

NOMINATED FOR TWO OLIVIER AWARDS

Impeccable singing and set design work hand-in-hand to bring the hardship and passion of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical to life in this 25th-anniversary revival by Cameron Mackintosh. Miss Saigon was created by the team behind the international hit, Les Miserables, and debuted in London over two decades years ago. Now the iconic tragedy is reinvented for a modern audience, and returns to the West End for the first time in 15 years!

Adapted from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, the Vietnam War provides a heady backdrop to the story of the doomed romance between an American soldier and a young Vietnamese prostitute. The female lead is performed by the incredibly talented Eva Noblezada - an 18-year old acting graduate from Charlotte, USA, who has landed a dream role - and her London debut - performing in this moving testament to love and betrayal.

What is Miss Saigon About?

Set in the final days of the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon and charts the burgeoning romance of an American GI, Chris (Chris Peluso), and a vulnerable local girl, Kim (Noblezada), who works in a steamy Saigon go-go bar. From the moment he meets her, Chris is immediately drawn to her, longing to love her as well as protect her from the horror surrounding them. After spending the night together, Chris and Kim realise they cannot ignore how strongly they both feel about each other and pledge their love.

However, not even their love is enough to keep the Vietnam war at bay forever, and when Saigon falls, Chris is forced to flee the country. Kim awaits Chris' return for years - but he has since found a new wife back in America. Will Chris return to Kim, or abandon the life they created to the mercy of the Vietcong?

The West End's Hottest New Revival

This reinterpretation has a distinct, more gritty feel to its brilliant set design, perfectly capturing the desperate mood of the side streets, shanty towns and bars in war-time Vietnam. It broke box office records when tickets went on-sale in 2013, selling over 4 million in one day! This production hasn't only been popular amongst those who grew up with the original production thought, with many young audience members also securing their seat to this highly anticipated revival.

Did you Know?

Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's musical will also feature a newly penned song, entitled Maybe, with London audiences the first to hear it in English.

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Dates

Previews from: 3 May 2014

Opening night: 21 May 2014

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+ due to mature themes

Run time

Two hours and 40 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Eva Noblezada as Kim
Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer
Chris Peluso as Chris Scott
Hugh Maynard as John Thomas
Siobhan Dillon as Ellen Scott
Natalie Mendoza as Gigi

Ensemble

Michael Carolan
Richard Carson
Natalie Chua
Callum Evans
Maria Graciano
Nathan Graham
Simon Hardwick
Kurt Kansley
Sooha Kim
Kittiphun Kittipakapom
Aaron Lee Lambert
David Kar-Hing Lee
Mitch Leow
Ela Lisondra
Michael Macalintal
Liam Marcellino
Kanako Nakano
Thao Therese Nguyen
Saori Oda
Claire Parrish
Kiel Payton
Ethan Le Phong
Katherine Picar
Romeo Salazar
Ariel Reonal
Jon Reynolds
Marsha Songcome
Eloisa Amalia Tan
Gavin Tsang
Thao Vilayvong
Amadeus Williams
Gerald Zarcilla
Yuval Zoref

Creative

Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg

Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil

Directed by Laurence Connor

Musical Staging by Bob Avian

Additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt

Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley

Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou

Orchestrations by William David Brohn

Lighting Design by Bruno Poet

Sound Design by Mick Potter

Awards

2015 Olivier Award Nominations

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

Best Actor in a Musical - Jon Jon Briones

What's On Stage Awards 2015

Best Actor in a Musical - Jon Jon Briones

Best Actress in a Musical - Eva Noblezada

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Kwang-Ho Hong

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Rachelle Ann Go

Best Musical Revival

Best Direction

Best Choreography

Best Set Design

Best West End Show

What we thought

inspirational Cultural CREATIVE

a musical classic that more than lives up to the success of its predecessor.

There are two things which make Miss Saigon so much more than just another night at the theatre .....

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Sue Musk: “Miss Saigon ... 25 years on... you just cannot go wrong”

There was an amazing buzz of anticipation as people took their seats for... more

Rob: “just brilliant”

Just saw the final preview for this spectacular show. It was truly fantastic,... more

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