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Miss Saigon extends booking period to 26 Sep 2015
Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Miss Saigon, which is currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, has extended its booking period by five months to 26 September 2015. It was originally booking to 15 April 2015.
The production originally opened on 21 May 2014 following previews from 3 May 2014 to mainly positive reviews, with many praising the strength of the cast as well as the scale of the new production.
The cast of Miss Saigon currently features Kwang-Ho Hong (Thuy), Eva Noblezada (Kim), Jon Jon Briones (Engineer), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Hugh Maynard (John), Tamsin Carroll (Ellen) and Rachelle Ann Go (GiGi).
Miss Saigon is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.
The musical is directed by Laurence Connor, with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. Scenic design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, lighting by Bruno Poet, costumes by Andreane Neofitou, and sound design by Mick Potter.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Kim is working in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.
Miss Saigon premiered at the West End's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989 and ran for ten years to 1999.