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Miss Saigon coming to UK cinemas

Published August 3, 2016

The 25th anniversary performance of Miss Saigon will play in cinemas around the UK for one night only on 16 October.

Shot in front of a live audience at the Prince Edward Theatre, this one-off screening gives fans around the UK the chance to enjoy the spectacular, sell-out event that was Miss Saigon’s 25th anniversary performance. Cinemagoers will also witness a special finale that sees the cast joined on stage by original cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the musical and of the film, said: “The results were so astonishingly cinematic that it was decided that in order to create a unique cinematic/theatrical experience we would film some additional covering shots filmed in January 2016. As this was a filmed live performance, the orchestra and vocals were taken directly from the show’s sound system – one take and no overdubs! It was decided not to digitally remove the stage microphones to remind viewers this was a stage event rather than a film. Remarkably, the emotional performances of this wonderful cast in close-up seems entirely natural as if they were being shot for the cinema rather than being performed in a 1,700-seat theatre. The clarity of the sound and the sweeping music makes this passionate story even more intensely thrilling and moving on the screen.”

Cameron Mackintosh is also the mastermind behind two of the West End’s longest running shows, Les Misérables, currently playing at the Queen’s Theatre, and The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He will also be bringing the much-anticipated theatre sensation Hamilton to London in October 2017.

More information on the Miss Saigon UK cinema release can be found on the official website.

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