Miss Saigon extends to September

Published January 7, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh’s hit production of Miss Saigon will continue to bring its epic love story to West End audiences until September following the announcement that the Vietnam War-set show has extended its run at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Now booking until 26 September, the production opened in the capital last May when it was lauded by the public and critics alike. The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer deemed the show “superbly slick” and said of its 18-year-old lead Eva Noblezada: “Her raw, deeply felt performance and soaring voice lend the show its heart.”

Noblezada stars in the acclaimed production alongside a cast including Jon Jon Briones, Alistair Brammer, Tamsin Carroll, Hugh Maynard, Rachelle Ann Go and Kwang-Ho Hong, though casting for the extension is yet to be confirmed.

Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and featuring music by Les Misérables duo Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Miss Saigon has been seen by more than 35 million people in 300 cities worldwide since the original production premiered in 1989.

The musical charts the tragic tale of a young orphaned bar girl and an American GI whose lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon and features a world famous score that includes well-known hits The Heat Is On In Saigon, Sun And Moon and This Is The Hour.

Miss Saigon was previously booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until April, meaning audiences now have many more months to enjoy the spectacular musical tale.

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