While Cameron Mackintosh's 25th anniversary West End revival of Miss Saigon has already lined up New York dates to return to the show's original home of the Broadway Theatre in March 2017, it has now also been announced that the production will launch a major U.K. tour at Leicester's Curve July 3, 2017, for a run through July 22, before going on to dates in Birmingham, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Southampton, with further dates to be announced.
In a statement, Mackintosh has commented, “It's hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since Miss Saigon first opened, but if anything, the tragic love story of the show has become even more relevant today. This new production, directed by Laurence Connor, takes a grittier, more realistic approach than the original production while still delivering the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s tremendous score. Of all my shows, Miss Saigon is the one that I have received the most requests from the public to bring back. I am thrilled that audiences around the U.K. will get to see this tremendous new production that audiences and critics in London have embraced since it opened in 2014; which I am now taking to Broadway with its original West End stars opening next March at the Broadway Theatre.”
Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; with costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn.
For further details and full touring dates so far announced, visit miss-saigon.com.