The Miss Saigon story
Miss Saigon must sit alongside Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera as one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever created.
Since its premiere in 1989 in London’s West End, Miss Saigon has become one of the world’s most successful musicals, watched by over 35 million people worldwide in 300 cities across 28 different countries, and performed in 15 different languages.
Its original Broadway show lasted for nearly ten years from 1991 and was seen been more than 5.9 million people.
Miss Saigon is no stranger to accolades with more than 40 awards to its name, including two Oliver Awards, three Tonys and four Drama Desk Awards.
More recently this new version of the hit musical won a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards in 2015
Based on Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, Miss Saigon tells the burgeoning love story between American G.I. Chris and a vulnerable young bar girl Kim.
With the Americans forced to flee war torn Saigon, Chris loses all contact Kim and presumes she has died. But little does he know that she is alive in Bangkok and raising their son Tam. When Chris visits Bangkok with his new wife, Kim’s hopes of a reunion are dashed but she is desperate for her son to have a safe future in America and is willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for him.
The latest touring production sees Miss Saigon beautifully re-imagined for a modern audience by the king of musicals Cameron Mackintosh and the team behind the international hit, Les Miserables, with a magnificent new set and a new song called ‘Maybe’.
The show is full of grit and perfectly captures the raw emotion of the story and desperation felt in the shanty towns, side streets and bars at the height of the Vietnam crisis.
Whether you’re a fan of the original and intrigued to see its revival or have never seen it before, Miss Saigon is this year’s most anticipated theatre event.
Like the original production, this new show has received critical acclaim from the critics. See for yourself why it is receiving five-star reviews by booking with National Holidays.