After breaking box office records with Phantom of the Opera, another Cameron Mackintosh production is coming to Melbourne. This time, it will be his acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon. This musical first premiered in London in 1989. Created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the same team behind Les Misérables, this is a story of love and loss in war-torn Vietnam. Miss Saigon will play at Her Majesty’s Theatre from October 29 to December 3.
This heart-breaking musical follows the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who falls in love with Chris, an American G.I. However, their love is ripped apart by the fall of Saigon. The upcoming production features 42 talented performers, singers, dancers and acrobats from across the Asia-Pacific region.
“Miss Saigon has been a phenomenal success around the world since it first opened in 1989,” said Mackintosh. “Boublil and Schönberg’s powerful story is so heartfelt that it never fails to move audiences night after night in a unique way. Over 25 years ago we brought the original production to Australia, but this time Australian audiences will be getting my latest production, which was a sensational success in London, Broadway and across America.”
Since its original premiere, Miss Saigon has won 70 major theatre awards, including two Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. It has been seen by 38 million people around the world, and performed in 15 different languages. Listen to unforgettable tunes, like ‘The Heat is On in Saigon’, ‘The Movie in My Mind’, ‘Last Night of the World’ and ‘American Dream’.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday June 6, but you can sign up to the waitlist now.