Alistair Brammer, Tamsin Carroll, Hugh Maynard & More Join West End's MISS SAIGON; Full Cast Announced!
Cameron Mackintosh has just announced principal casting for his forthcoming new production of Miss Saigon. Assembled from around the world, this exciting international cast includes Jon Jon Briones as 'The Engineer', Eva Noblezada as 'Kim', Alistair Brammer as 'Chris', Tamsin Carroll as 'Ellen', Hugh Maynard as 'John' and Rachelle Ann Go as 'Gigi'. Miss Saigon makes its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year.
Jon Jon Briones was in the ensemble in the original cast of "Miss Saigon" when the show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has since played the role of 'The Engineer' in his native Philippines, London, on tour in both the UK and US and also in Germany. Seventeen-year-old Eva Noblezada will make her professional stage debut as 'Kim'. Alistair Brammer made his professional stage debut as 'Marius' in the West End production of "Les Miserables" at the Queen's Theatre having previously appeared in a special finale of the show for the show's 20th birthday where he played the same role as part of the Schools' Edition cast. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as 'Jean Prouvaire' in the smash hit film of "Les Miserables", a role he also played in the 25thAnniversary show at the O2 Arena.
Tamsin Carroll was recently seen as 'Chairy Barnum' in "Barnum" at Chichester Festival Theatre. She was last seen in the West End as 'Nancy' in "Oliver!", a role she also played in her native Australia, for which she was awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also in Australia, Tamsin received critical acclaim for her stunning performance as the title role in "Dusty" where she won both the Green Room and Helpmann awards for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other UK theatre credits include "The Magistrate" at the National Theatre, 'Emma Goldman' in "Ragtime" and 'Titania' in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", both for the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.
Hugh Maynard played the role of 'John' in the first and second national UK tours of "Miss Saigon". He was most recently seen in the tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar". His West End credits include "Sister Act" and the original cast of "The Lion King".
Rachelle Ann Go is a well-known TV star in the Philippines having won their "Search for a Star" contest and is a double-platinum recording artist.
The ensemble includes Julia Abueva, Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton , Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Tanya Manalang, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Reonal, Jon Reynolds, Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.
When this production went on sale in September this year, it broke the record for the biggest single day of ticket sales in West End and Broadway history.
Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story 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 are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (the writers of Les Miserables) recently wrote a powerful new song for the role of Ellen to sing in the second act which has been included in the recent Dutch and Japanese productions and will make its UK premiere in London.
This new production will be directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, production design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design by Andreane Neofitou, lighting design by Bruno Poet, sound design by Mick Potter and orchestrations by William David Brohn.
Tickets are available from the Box Office website: www.miss-saigon.com and by telephone: 0844 482 5155. Tickets for are priced £27.50 - £67.50.