Miss Saigon, Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production, has extended its run at the Prince Edward Theatre until 27 February 2016, when it will close in the West End.
The award-winning Boublil and Schönberg musical had been booking to December 2015.
Speaking about his decision, Mackintosh said: “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. Our original stars Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones continue to lead our wonderful international cast that has made this epic love story one of the greatest contemporary musicals of all time.”
Miss Saigon star Eva Noblezada interviewed about the show at West End LIVE
Miss Saigon, which returned to the London stage in 2014, 25 years after its initial 1989 premiere, tells the story of US soldier Chris who when stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War is bought the services of orphan Kim for one night. Their tryst sparks a tragic tale that spans continents and changes lives forever.
Noblezada and Olivier Award nominee Briones are joined in the current cast by Natalie Mendoza, Chris Peluso, Hugh Maynard and Siobhan Dillon.
There is currently no confirmed news about what will follow Miss Saigon into the Prince Edward Theatre, though Baz Bamigboye’s recent column in the Daily Mail would suggest that Disney’s hit Broadway production of Aladdin could step into Miss Saigon’s shoes next summer.