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Preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire


Miss Saigon
Sunderland Empire
Wednesday 24th October- Saturday 17th November 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon will play Sunderland Empire, 24 October to 17 November 2018. Tickets on public sale 10am, Friday 27 October.
This tour of Miss Saigon opened at Leicester Curve to sell-out business in July this year and has continued this success with rave reviews and nightly standing ovations in Birmingham and currently Dublin. Further to the previously announced dates Miss Saigon will now also play Bradford Alhambra (19 September – 20 October 2018), Sunderland Empire (24 October to 17 November 2018), and Theatre 11, Zurich (28 November 201813 January 2019).

This new production was first seen in the West End in March 2014 where it opened to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim with Dominic Cavendish in The Daily Telegraph writing “This thrilling new production spills out beyond the theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in”. The show swept the board at the 2015 awards winning a record breaking nine awards, the most awards ever won by a single show in the 15-year history of the awards including: Best West End Show and Best Revival of a Musical. IN March this year, it opened on Broadway where it plays to nightly ovations and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The New Yorker recently called it a “Dynamite Broadway revival”.

Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.

Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain 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; costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn.

Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon has become one of the most successful musicals in history.  The original Broadway production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million).  The show went on to play for nearly ten years and 4,063 performances seen by more than 5.9 million people. Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.


Tickets on public sale from 10am, Friday 27 Octoberfrom the Sunderland Empire Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or  from our affiliate ATGtickets *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.

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