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Tickets go on sale for West End return of Miss Saigon

The popular Boublil and Schonberg musical, set in Vietnam, flies into the Prince Edward Theatre in May

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Tickets for the forthcoming West End return of Miss Saigon are now on sale.

The show will run at the Prince Edward Theatre from 3 May to 25 October 2014, directed by Laurence Connor, who reconceived the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg musical for its UK and international tour.

Connor also reworked Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables (with James Powell) for its 25th anniversary tour.

Miss Saigon will open at the Prince Edward Theatre next year immediately following the transfer of Jersey Boys to the Piccadilly.

Miss Saigon transplants the Madam Butterfly story to war-torn Vietnam. Cultures and aspirations clash when a local prostitute meets her GI Joe during the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the current artistic director of the National Theatre, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, the original production ran at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from 1989 to 1999.

Mackintosh said of its return: "Of all my shows Miss Saigon is probably the one I have the most requests to bring back... The new production has taken a more gritty and realistic approach to the design than the operatic original but still delivers the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg's great score."