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.
With this popular musical, the creators of Les Miserables updated Puccini's Madame Butterfly, bringing its powerful story to the 20th century.
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 Schonberg's epic musical has become one of the most successful musicals in history.
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 Schonberg and Alain Boublil recently wrote a powerful new song called Maybe for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act. London audiences are the first to hear the song in English.