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Miss Saigon

Michael Ball presents a Gala performance of the entire show with a spectacular celebratory finale as the cast of the current production are joined by members of the original company, all on stage at the Prince Edward Theatre on September 22nd. It's one of the most successful musicals of all time which ran for over 4000 performances in London and for nearly 10 years on Broadway. From the high octane start of 'The Heat is On' through the poignant declaration of love in 'The Last Night of the World' to the turmoil of Kim's Nightmare, Miss Saigon 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 get torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Making her professional and West End debut Eva Noblezada stars as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Jon Jon Briones (who was in the original London cast) now plays one of the lead roles as The Engineer. The music was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil. During the interval Michael Ball savours the backstage atmosphere and talks to both composer and lyricist. Repeat.

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2 hours, 57 minutes

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New Year's Day 2015 21:00