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See Miss Saigon in London

See Miss Saigon in London
22 May 2014

The return of Miss Saigon has been a huge success in London and according to Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the 25th anniversary has attracted advance ticket sales from an "incredibly young" audience.

Set during the Vietnam War, the show opened in London earlier this week in front of a sell-out crowd, some of whom were celebrities.

Indeed, the make-up of the audience served to underline the excitement that has surrounded this incredibly popular show.

Stephen Fry, Lord Julian Fellowes, Miranda Hart and many others attended the event, while it has been confirmed that the show has already broken box office records for advanced bookings.

The production is, of course, based on the opera Madame Butterfly and ought to rank high on most visitors' must-do activities in London at the moment.

"This show seems to have a stronger rapport with the audience than it did 25 years ago," reflected Sir Cameron.

"We've got record breaking advance booking but it's not from the normal theatre audience. It's from mostly younger people, a few hardcore fans, but mostly younger people who've never seen the show. They've heard about it from their parents."

It has been confirmed that Miss Saigon broke the record for the largest single day of sales in the West End and Broadway. Last September, the show saw takings of £4.4 million on the first day.

Sir Cameron added: "With this show, and Les Miserables and The Book of Mormon, the audience is incredibly young."

There are of course plenty of great alternative shows being staged in the West End all the time, including the likes of The Lion King and The Book of Mormon.

And no trip to the capital is truly complete without taking the time to visit one of the top theatres that is located here.ADNFCR-408-ID-801722615-ADNFCR

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