A fabulous international cast is announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of
BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S LEGENDARY MUSICAL
Cameron Mackintosh is pleased to announce the principal casting for his forthcoming new production of MISS SAIGON.
Gathered from around the globe, this exciting international cast includes Jon Jon Briones as ‘The Engineer’, Eva Noblezada as ‘Kim’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Chris’, Tamsin Carroll as ‘Ellen’, Hugh Maynard as ‘John’ and Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Gigi’. MISS SAIGON makes its highly anticipated return to London’s West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on Saturday 3rd May 2014, in the musical’s 25th Anniversary Year and is currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014.
JON JON BRIONES was part of the ensemble in the original cast of “Miss Saigon” when the show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Since then he played the role of ‘The Engineer’ in his native Philippines, London, and on tour in the UK and US as well as in Germany. EVA NOBLEZADA, who is seventeen years old will make her professional stage debut as ‘Kim’.
ALISTAIR BRAMMER made his professional stage debut as ‘Marius’ in the West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre having before performed in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th birthday where he performed the same role as part of the Schools’ Edition cast. After his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as ‘Jean Prouvaire’ in the hit film “Les Misérables”, a role which he also played in the 25th Anniversary of the show at the O2 Arena London. He is at present playing the role of ‘Billy’ in War Horse, at the New London Theatre, in London’s West End.
TAMSIN CARROLL was most recently seen as ‘Chairy Barnum’ in “Barnum” at Chichester Festival Theatre in West Sussex. Before that, she was in the West End as ‘Nancy’ in “Oliver!”, a role she also played in her home country of Australia, for which she was awarded the Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. As well as this, and also in Australia, Tamsin received wide acclaim for her brilliant performance as the title role in “Dusty” where she won both the Green Room and Helpmann awards for Best Actress in a Musical. Other UK theatre credits include “The Magistrate” at the National Theatre, ‘Emma Goldman’ in “Ragtime” and ‘Titania’ in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, for Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.
HUGH MAYNARD portrayed the role of ‘John’ in the first and second national UK tours of “Miss Saigon”. Most recently performing in the tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”. His credits in the West End credits “Sister Act” and the original cast of “The Lion King”.
RACHELLE ANN GO is a popular TV star in the Philippines having won their “Search for a Star” contest and is a double-platinum recording artist.
Ensemble with: Julia Abueva, Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton , Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Tanya Manalang, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Reonal, Jon Reynolds, Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.
In September this year, ticket sales broke the record for the biggest single day of ticket sales in West End and Broadway history.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical has already played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning many awards around the globe since the sensational record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago.
This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (the writers of Les Misérables) recently wrote a powerful new song for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act which has been included in the recent Dutch and Japanese productions and will make its UK premiere in London.
MISS SAIGON has Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil with Additional Lyrics by Michael Malher. This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with Musical Staging by Bob Avian and Additional Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, Production Design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an Original Concept by Adrian Vaux, Andreane Neofitou with Costume Design, Bruno Poet with Lighting Design, Sound Design by Mick Potter and Orchestrations by William David Brohn. Musical Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and John Rigby. Alfonso Casado Trigo with Musical Direction.
Prince Edward Theatre
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12+
Booking From: 5th May 2014
Booking Until: 25th October 2014
Updated 1st May 2014