Miss Saigon UK Tour
By Luna Lovegood Jun 23, 2004, 1:32 GMT
In a statement producer Cameron Mackintosh said, "It is a back-handed compliment, which is a testament to the strength of the show's material, that the audience and critics reactions have acclaimed other new productions as equal to or surpassing the original. However this was no surprise to me as I vividly remember the final run through of the original production at Sadler's Wells rehearsal room in London where actors working with a few hand props performed the show with such passion and dramatic effect. When we came to the famous helicopter scene, Claude-Michel Schönberg just banged the top of the piano and made a helicopter sound and I knew then that however the story would be staged it would always retain its extraordinary emotional power. Whether or not you have seen my original production, I am quite sure you will be knocked out by this new presentation".
The tour will make the following stops:
7/14 - 8/21 Theatre Royal, Plymouth
8/25 - 10/23 Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
10/26 - 12/04 King's Theatre, Glasgow
12/7 - 1/8/05 New Theatre, Oxford
1/18 - 3/5 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland
Miss Saigon premiered in 1989 and has become the 3rd most successful musical in the history of British Theatre and the longest to play Drury Lane. The Broadway production received 11 Tony nominations.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Vietnam, Miss Saigon is an epic love story between a young Vietnamese girl and an American GI who are torn apart by war, but touch eachother's lives for a brief moment that changes their lives forever.
For more information and tickets visit Miss Saigon