Miss Saigon to tour the UK in 2017

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre The West End production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon is to tour the UK next year.

The Boublil and Schonberg musical, which completed a West End run earlier this year, will open at Curve in Leicester on July 3, 2017.

It will then play at venues including Birmingham Hippodrome, the Wales Millennium Centre and the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh.

It is currently booking to March 2018, when it plays at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, but further dates are to be announced.

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 Schonberg’s tremendous score.”

He added: “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.”

The West End production was filmed and will be shown in cinemas across the UK on October 16.

Casting for the tour has not yet been announced.