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Miss Saigon extends for final time to 27 Feb 2016
Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Miss Saigon, which is currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, has announced that it has extended its booking period for the final time, to 27 February 2016. It was previously booking to 19 December 2015.
Cameron Mackintosh said today: "I'm delighted to announce a final extension of my hugely successful new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. This record-breaking and award-winning production is already repeating its success in Japan and Korea and is planned to open in Germany, Australia and Broadway in the next two years."
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 features Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Eva Noblezada (Kim), Chris Peluso (Chris), Hugh Maynard (John), Siobhan Dillon (Ellen), Natalie Mendoza (Gigi) and Sangwoong Jo (Thuy).
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.