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Sheffield Theatres’ Reimagination of Miss Saigon opens tomorrow!

We're just one sleep away from the opening of Sheffield Theatres’ production of Miss Saigon, and we’re buzzing with excitement to see this reimagined take on a theatre classic! Opening at the Crucible this weekend, Saturday 8th July, the timeless musical is about love and sacrifice during the final days of the Vietnam War. At the infamous Dreamland night club, a Vietnamese bargirl named Kim meets American GI Chris and in one fateful night, their lives change forever. This musical showcases a rich tapestry of emotions that encompasses love, loss, and the human spirit during a harrowing time in history.

The brand-new cast makes its Sheffield Theatres debut. Joanna Ampil (who has played Kim in previous productions) stars as the first female to portray the role of The Engineer (a role originated by Sir Jonathan Pryce), with Kim played by Jessica Lee. The stunning stage design is by Ben Stones (you may recognize his work from Sheffield Theatres’ Olivier Award-winning Standing At The Sky’s Edge), and is directed by both Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie (recently Standing At The Sky’s Edge) and Associate Artistic Director Anthony Lau (recently The Good Person of Szechwan). Featuring the songs “Movie in My Mind”, “American Dream”, “Last Night of the World”, and “The Heat is on in Saigon”, the unforgettable music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alan Boublil will stay with you long after the curtain comes down.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or experiencing Miss Saigon for the first time, be prepared for an event at the theatre that promises to be an experience like no other.

Miss Saigon will be at the Crucible 8th July - 19th August. There is audio described, signed, and relaxed performances available. Click here to explore these options, and book your tickets.

Please note that there are trigger warnings for this show, you can find the full list here.

The Company of Miss Saigon. Photography by Johan Persson.


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