Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.
Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as The Engineer. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.
Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic musical has become one of the most successful musicals in history and the greatest success ever to play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
As well as record-breaking London and Broadway runs, Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, in 15 different languages, has won more than 40 awards including two Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards, and has been seen by more than 35 million people.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil recently wrote a powerful new song called Maybe for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act. London audiences will be the first to hear the song in English.
- Laurence Connor
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