BANGKOK — Filmed live on London’s West End, the 25th Anniversary performance of legendary musical “Miss Saigon” is coming Bangkok theaters next month.
The doomed wartime romance between innocent bargirl Kim and U.S. army sergeant Chris became a hit when it premiered in the West End in 1989 before moving to Broadway. It’s remained a beloved theatre staple ever since.
In 2014, the performance was brought back to its West End home by producer Cameron Mackintosh to celebrate 25 years with a new cast including 18-year-old Filipina Eva Noblezada as Kim, English actor Alistair Brammer as Chris and Jon Jon Briones as the ambitious engineer.
The special screening of those performances captured on film also includes a finale reunion with the original 1989 cast including Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce in performing memorable numbers such as “This is the Hour,” “The Movie in My Mind” and “American Dream.”
The film opens Dec. 8 in Bangkok. A series of sneak previews are available at 8pm Dec. 1 to 7 at Siam Paragon’s Paragon Cineplex. Tickets for two are 2,000 baht and can be reserved starting at 10am on Monday via Thai Ticket Major.
The movie will be screened in English with Thai subtitles at certain Major Cineplex theaters.