Cameron Mackintosh has announced the new production of “MISS SAIGON” is now booking into its second year, with tickets released for performances to Saturday 26 September 2015 at the Prince Edward Theatre.
“MISS SAIGON” is the most nominated show in the 2015 Whatsonstage Awards, with 12 nominations in 10 categories including Best West End Show; Best Musical Revival; Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. On 8 December, the cast of “MISS SAIGON” performed at the 2014 Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. Broadcast on ITV, audience figures peaked at eight million during the Miss Saigon performance and Dame Shirley Bassey’s performance. In November 2014 “MISS SAIGON” won 11 awards in the Broadwayworld.com Awards including Best Leading Actor; Best Featured Actor; Best Leading Actress; Best Featured Actress; Best Choreography; Best Costume Design and Best Direction in a New Production of a Musical.
“MISS SAIGON” currently stars Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’, Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’; Kwang-Ho Hong as ‘Thuy’, and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’.
“MISS SAIGON” tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
This new production of “MISS SAIGON” opened in May 2014 and has been a tremendous success with record-breaking advance bookings.
The original production opened on 20 September 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it ran for 10 years and still holds the record for the longest run at that theatre. “MISS SAIGON” has been seen by over 40 million people worldwide. After opening in London, the new production most recently opened in Japan with other productions planned to open in Korea, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
JON JON BRIONES was in the ensemble in the original cast of “Miss Saigon” when the show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has since played the role of ‘The Engineer’ in his native Philippines, London, on tour in both the UK and US and also in Germany. Eighteen year old EVA NOBLEZADA made her professional stage debut as ‘Kim’. ALISTAIR BRAMMER made his professional stage debut as ‘Marius’ in the West End production of “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre having previously appeared in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th birthday where he played the same role as part of the Schools’ Edition cast. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as ‘Jean Prouvaire’ in the smash hit film of “Les Misérables”, a role he also played in the 25th Anniversary of the show at the O2. His other West End credits include ‘Billy’ in “War Horse” at the New London Theatre. TAMSIN CARROLL was recently seen as ‘Chairy Barnum’ in “Barnum” at Chichester Festival Theatre. She was last seen in the West End as ‘Nancy’ in “Oliver!”, a role she also played in her native Australia, for which she was awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also in Australia, Tamsin received critical acclaim for her stunning performance as the title role in “Dusty” where she won both the Green Room and Helpmann awards for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other UK theatre credits include “The Magistrate” at the National Theatre, ‘Emma Goldman’ in “Ragtime” and ‘Titania’ in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, both for the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. HUGH MAYNARD played the role of ‘John’ in the first and second national UK tours of “Miss Saigon”. He was most recently seen in the tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”. His West End credits include “Sister Act” and the original cast of “The Lion King”. KWANG-HO HONG is a major solo artist whose concerts regularly sell out arenas in his native Korea. He has also become one of the top musical actors in Korea where his credits include the roles of ‘The Phantom’ and ‘Raoul’ in “The Phantom of the Opera”, ‘Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde’ in “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Man of La Mancha”. RACHELLE ANN GO is a well-known TV star in the Philippines having won their “Search for a Star” contest and is a double-platinum recording artist.
Miss Saigon Trailer 2014
MISS SAIGON has Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil with Additional Lyrics by Michael Mahler. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging by Bob Avian and Additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an Original Concept by Adrian Vaux, Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou, Lighting Design by Bruno Poet, Sound Design by Mick Potter and Orchestrations by William David Brohn. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and John Rigby. Musical Direction is by Alfonso Casado Trigo.
Prince Edward Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12+
Show Opened: 3rd May 2014