Principal casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon. Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical will perform at the Curve Leicester, where it will play from Saturday 1 July – Saturday 22 July 2017.
Red Concepcion (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Normal Heart) will play ‘The Engineer’, Sooha Kim (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Kim’, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Chris’, Zoë Doano ‘Ellen’ (Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Death Takes a Holiday) and Gerald Santos ‘Thuy’ (Pinoy Pop Superstar). At certain performances ‘Kim’ will be played by Joreen Bautista.
They are joined by: David Allwood, Randy Chien, Vinny Coyle, Kristine Mae Diaz, Michael James Eborall, Aynrand Ferrer, Seng Henk Goh, Emily Beth Harrington, Jack Heasman, Tom Hier, Barnaby Hughes, Kamm Kunaree, David Kar-Hing Lee, Amanda Lingdren, Ela Lisondra, Winchester Lopez, Christian Rey Marbella, Jay Marsh, Tom Mussell, Thao Nguyen, Saori Oda, YoungJoo Park, Kiel Payton, Katherine Picar, Alistair So, Carl Jae-Suk Sohlberg, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Gavin Tsang, Amadeus Williams, and Gerald Zarcilla.
In addition to the venues already announced, Miss Saigon will play the following:
- Manchester Palace Theatre (21 March – 12 May 2018)
- The Bristol Hippodrome (16 May – 23 June)
- Theatre Royal Plymouth (4 July – 4 August)
- Norwich Theatre Royal (15 August – 15 September)
Further details on casting and other venues will be announced soon…
Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Last week, this new production of Miss Saigon opened on Broadway to nightly standing ovations following a smash-hit run in London’s West End. The New Yorker calls it a “Dynamite Broadway revival”. When this new production opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim, Dominic Cavendish in The Daily Telegraph wrote, “This thrilling new production spills out beyond the theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in”. The show swept the board at the 2015 Whatsonstage.com awards winning a record breaking nine awards, the most awards ever won by a single show in the 15-year history of the awards including: Best West End Show and Best Revival of a Musical.