Extensions for Miss Saigon and Sunny Afternoon
Two High Profile musicals Add New Dates in the West End
It’s once again time for two high profile musicals to announce booking extensions in the West End as both Miss Saigon, which returned to the West End in 2014 at its current home of the Prince Edward Theatre, adds new dates to February and Sunny Afternoon extends to April.
Whilst Miss Saigon is new to the West End – at least the current revival is – the new extension actually takes it to the end of its run. The show has revealed that this will be its final extension when it head to February, meaning that this will be the final batch of dates in which audiences can pick up theatre tickets.
In Miss Saigon, which takes its cues from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, we meet a nightclub worker by the name of Kim and an American GI stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War, John. The latter attempts to purchase Kim’s services for the evening at the beginning of the show, but instead an unexpected romance blossoms.
It was most recently in the news with the casting of Siobhan Dillon in a lead role but it is now set to bow out as it heads towards its end date. The show continues at the Prince Edward Theatre in the mean time and is booking to Saturday 27th February 2016.
Sunny Afternoon is another relatively new addition to the West End, having opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre last year, and it continues to draw in the fans. It is a jukebox musical in the vein of Jersey Boys, following the story of The Kinks and featuring many of their hit songs along the way. So audiences that catch the show are treated to renditions of hit tracks like Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon, This Time Tomorrow and Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, among others.
It original ran at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End and has proven to be another popular jukebox musical for the capital. It continues to run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and, thanks to its latest booking extension, audiences can now see it on performances leading up to Saturday 16th April 2016.
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