21:00, Fri 17th May 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
21:00, Mon 20th May 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
21:00, Tue 21st May 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:15, Thu 23rd May 2019 at Adelphi Theatre
20:15, Sat 25th May 2019 at Random Venue 100
20:15, Tue 28th May 2019 at London Palladium
21:00, Thu 30th May 2019 at Random Venue 22
20:15, Fri 31st May 2019 at Almeida Theatre
Easter Week 3 to Week 5
Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and Japanese girl is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.
The musical premièred at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in 1991 and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.
The musical represented Schönberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Misérables in 1985. As of January 2013, Miss Saigon is still the eleventh longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.