Casting Announced for West End Return of Miss Saigon

News   Casting Announced for West End Return of Miss Saigon
 
Casting has been announced for the West End return of Miss Saigon, which is scheduled to begin performances May 3, 2014, at the Prince Edward Theatre. American actress Eva Noblezada will star as Kim.

Eva Noblezada
Eva Noblezada

Jon Jon Briones, who was in the ensemble of the original cast of Miss Saigon when it first opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 25 years ago and has since played the Engineer in his native Philippines, London and on tour in the U.K., U.S. and Germany, will reprise the role of the Engineer.

Seventeen-year-old Noblezada will make her professional stage debut as Kim. The recent high school graduate was discovered during the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) in New York City last June.

Alistair Brammer, who previously made his professional debut as Marius in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre, will play Chris. He is currently playing Billy in War Horse at the New London Road, and has also appeared in Taboo at the Brixton Club House. He also played Jean Prouvaire in the film version of "Les Misérables."

Tamsin Carroll, who recently played Chairy Barnum in Barnum at Chichester Festival's Theatre in the Park and was last seen in the West End as Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Durry Lane, will play Ellen. Her other U.K. theatre credits include The Magistrate at the National Theatre, and Ragtime and A Midsummer Night's Dream (both at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park).

Hugh Maynard will reprise the role of John that he previously played in the the first and second national U.K. tours of Miss Saigon. He was most recently seen in the tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End credits include Sister Act and the original cast of The Lion King. Rachelle Ann Go, who will play Gigi, is a well-known TV star in the Philippines, having won their "Search for a Star" contest, and is a double-platinum recording artist.

The ensemble includes Julia Abueva, Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton, Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Tanya Manalang, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Reonal, Jon Reynolds,  Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.

Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Boublil. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, production design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley from an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design by Andreane Neofitou, orchestrations by William David Brohn, lighting design by Bruno Poet and sound design by Mick Potter.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5155, or visit www.miss-saigon.com for more details.

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