Miss Saigon Set to Come to Curve Leicester Next Year
Curve is delighted to announce that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon – a recent smash hit in the West End – will embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve from Monday 3 July 2017.
Curve Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to be opening Cameron Mackintosh’s brand new production of Miss Saigon here at Curve. Following the success of Barnum and Mary Poppins, we are delighted Cameron has once again chosen Curve as the theatre to launch the tour of this iconic musical. Due to our exceptional building facilities and the expertise of our team, Curve is establishing itself as a destination theatre for the world’s best producers to come and open work. Opening Miss Saigon at Curve will be another fantastic opportunity for our audiences to experience world class theatre here in Leicester, before it goes out on national tour.”
Cameron Mackintosh said: “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 UK 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. Audiences who can’t wait will get a preview of the scale of this wonderful production at forthcoming screenings of the Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Performance which was filmed live in London, in selected screens across the UK on 16 October.”
Miss Saigon will be opening at Curve Leicester from Monday 3 July – Saturday 22 July 2017, before playing Birmingham Hippodrome (26 July – 23 September 2017), Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (4 October – 18 November 2017), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (29 November 2017 – 6 January 2018), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (17 January – 17 February 2018) and Mayflower Southampton (21 February – 17 March 2018). Tour schedule below, with further dates and casting to be announced soon.
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