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Miss Saigon at Prince Edward Theatre

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It was in 1989 that Miss Saigon made its premiere on the West End at the Theatre Royal Dury Lane. A ten year success of over four thousand performances, also saw the musical tour three hundred cities in fifteen languages.

Originally conceived by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, twenty-five years later, the record breaking show now returns to the West End in a brand new production by Cameron Mackintosh. Mackintosh's production history is filled with accolades, having been the man responsible for producing three of the longest-running musicals, including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Cats.

Miss Saigon is loosely based on the opera Madame Butterfly, but with a culture change. It was original Set at the end of Vietnam War an orphan bar girl falls in love with an American GI. Their happiness is short-lived, however, when the capital, Saigon falls.

The play is showing at the Prince Edward Theatre, with bookings being taken up to the 25th April 2015. Tickets are between £27.50 - £67.50
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When: Util 25th April 2015
Phone: 0844 482 5155
Where: Prince Edward Theatre
Cost: £27.50 - £67.50
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