MISS SAIGON. Company. Photo Cameron Mackintosh

Dont miss this Miss!

Clint Drieberg
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Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon hits the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on October 4 and you don’t want to miss it.

Read on for youR chance to be at opening night!

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story adapts the plot of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the Vietnam War and tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim. On her first night at a brothel run by the ruthless Engineer, she meets Chris, a disillusioned American GI. They fall in love, move in together, are separated by the chaotic evacuation of the city and fall of Saigon.

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It’s a big show with stunning sets and a company of 60 people. Sooha Kim and Joreen Bautista (a 17 year old whose first job in theatre is this one) share the role of Vietnamese village girl Kim while Ashley Gilmour plays GI Chris. Red Concepcion is a brilliant Engineer who delivers the show-stopping number “The American Dream” and Zoë Doano in the role of Ellen, Chris’ American wife, also performs a brand new song in this production.

Miss Saigon ran on Broadway for over a decade, has had major productions world wide and is now entering its third UK & Irish tour having debuted almost 30 years ago on the West End in 1989.

Miss Saigon combines the best features of opera and big-budget musical. It’s got great songs like in Phantom of the Opera, but there’s also plenty of razzle-dazzle, slick choreography and even a full size helicopter that flies onto stage. It is a stunning show. Visually spectacular and dramatically performed with brilliant songs. If there is one show you see this year, make it this one. ★★★★★ from Clint Drieberg who told Ruth & Conor:

Miss Saigon is at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, from October 4th to November 18th – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Radio Nova wants you to witness this epic love story as it lands in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its triumphant return to Dublin after smashing box office records 15 years ago. To win tickets to the Opening Gala on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 7.30PM simply click here and tell us your details and answer this question: What is Saigon now known as?

 

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Clint Drieberg
Radio Producer, Programmer and Writer. Showbiz Reporter & Interviewer. Based in Ireland. Heard and seen worldwide. Want to see my photos with Richard Branson in the penthouse suite of the infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood? Want to know what Sting, Hugh Grant, Teri Hatcher, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Emily Blunt, Jamie Oliver, Bjorn Ulverus, Mark Wahlberg & Diane Keaton are really like? And if you really want to hear what it’s like to go to the toilet with R2-D2 and John Mayer… Just ask... I can tell you all of this and more!