casting has been announced for producer Cameron Mackintosh’s eagerly awaited
West End revival of Miss Saigon, which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on 3
May 2014, 25 years after its original London debut.
The 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.
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, in 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.
Brammer made his professional stage debut as Marius in the
West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, having previously
played the same role in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th
birthday. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as Jean
Prouvaire in the film of Les Mis, a role he also played in the 25th Anniversary
of the show at the O2. He can currently be seen as Billy in the West End
production of War Horse.
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, and for which she was
awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Also in
Australia, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the title role
of Dusty, for which 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, and Ragtime and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both for the
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.
Maynard played the role of John in the first and second
national UK tours of Miss Saigon. He was most recently seen in the UK tour of
Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End credits include Sister Act and the
original cast of The Lion King.
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.
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and
Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in
15 different languages, winning awards around the world since its
record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago.
When the forthcoming 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.