Last week I was treated to a private screening of the new Miss Saigon movie. It is the film of the 25th Anniversary performance in London (with added footage) of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Vietnam musical set at the fall, and the US evactuation of, Saigon and is about a young GI and an orphaned local girl working in a bar, who fall in love.
The world premiere of the movie was in the States, shown there at the same time I was sitting down to watch it in a small screen in London’s Theatreland, just a couple of hundred metres from where the actual 25th anniversary performance itself took place at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Pre-order Miss Saigon on DVD
Here audiences will have to wait until 16 October when Miss Saigon will be shown on cinema screens across the country. Miss Saigon on DVD will be available from 24th October – pre-order here.
Audiences will also be treated to footage of the celebrations after the show and performances by original cast members Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga and appearances by Boublil, Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh and members of the original production: you will even spot Louie Spence – well it’s hard to miss him!
You can find out where to see your nearest screening at https://booktickets.universalpictures.co.uk/miss-saigon-25th-anniversay-performance/
Miss Saigon – the musical will return to the UK for a nationwide tour in 2017/2018. Theatre Breaks for Miss Saigon will be available soon.