Friday, August 26

Miss Saigon Tour announced for next year

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his  new production of  MISS SAIGON  is to embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve Leicester from Monday 3 July – Saturday 22 July 2017 (press night Wednesday 12 July 2017) before playing Birmingham Hippodrome (26 July – 23 September 2017), Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (Wednesday 4 October to Saturday 18 November), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (29 November 2017 – 6 January 2018), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (17 January – 17 February 2018) and Mayflower Southampton (21 February – 17 March 2018). Tour schedule and on sale dates here with further venues and casting to be announced soon.

The revival production, directed by Laurence Connor, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End in 2014. Originally opening on the West End in 1989, Miss Saigon is written by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is the tale of a love-story set in Vietnam during the war, loosely inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly.

This year, the show will also be screening the 25th anniversary gala on 16th October, which includes special finale performances from the original Engineer Jonathan Pryce,  Lea Salonga who played Kim and Simon Bowman who played Chris. The show opens on Broadway next March.

Cameron Mackintosh said, “It’s hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since MISS SAIGON first opened, but if anything, the tragic love story of the show has become even more relevant today. This new production, directed by Laurence Connor, takes a grittier, more realistic approach than the original production while still delivering the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s tremendous score. Of all my shows, MISS SAIGON is the one that I have received the most requests from the public to bring back. I am thrilled that audiences around the UK will get to see this tremendous new production that audiences and critics in London have embraced since it opened in 2014; which I am now taking to Broadway with its original West End stars opening next March at the Broadway Theatre. Audiences who can’t wait, will get a preview of the scale of this wonderful production at forthcoming screenings of the MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Performance which was filmed live in London, in selected screens across the UK on 16 October.”






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