SMASH hit show Miss Saigon is coming to Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre, the Telegraph & Argus can exclusively reveal.

Tickets go on sale later this month for the much-loved show, coming to Bradford on a UK tour following a record-breaking London run and a Tony-nominated opening on Broadway earlier this year.

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical had its original London premiere in 1989 and went on to become one of the most successful musicals in history.

Set in the last days of the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is the story of 17-year-old Kim, forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer.

There she meets and falls in love with an American GI called Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he has fathered a son.

The smash-hit run of this production opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim. It swept the board at the 2015 awards, winning a record-breaking nine gongs – the most ever won by a single show in the 15-year history of the awards, including Best West End Show and Best Revival of a Musical.

The original Broadway production of Miss Saigon opened in April 1991 with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million). The show went on to play for nearly 10 years. Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, in over 300 cities in 15 different languages, and has won more than 40 awards, including Olivier and Tony awards.


In 2004 Miss Saigon had a two-month run at the Alhambra, taking over £2 million in ticket sales. More than 76,300 people from across the region came to see the spectacular production, a revised version of the original show, which featured cutting-edge visual techniques, including a helicopter flight. Four young Bradford boys shared the role of Tam, son of Vietnamese heroine Kim.

l Miss Saigon runs at the Alhambra from September 19 to October 20, 2018. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, October 31, on (01274) 432000 and at