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  • Search starts to find boys or girls to play role of Tam in touring production of musical Miss Saigon

    Henry James

    THE search has started to find boys or girls to play the role of Tam in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon when the show runs at Manchester Palace Theatre, March 21 – May 12.

    ‘Tam’ is small, cute, confident and South East Asian looking. He is not younger than four and not older than six. Children must live within a commutable distance of Manchester.

    This new production of Miss Saigon opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim. Dominic Cavendish in The Daily Telegraph wrote: “This thrilling new production spills out beyond the theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in.”

    The show swept the board at the 2015 Whatsonstage.com awards winning a record breaking nine awards, the most awards ever won by a single show in the 15-year history of the event including: Best West End Show and Best Revival of a Musical.

    Miss Saigon tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

    Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.

    Since its London premiere in 1989, the show has become one of the most successful musicals in history.

    The original Broadway production opened on April 11, 1991 with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million). It went on to play for nearly ten years and 4,063 performances seen by more than 5.9 million people.

    The show has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards, and four Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.

    For further information on how to apply, email Joanne Hawes on joanne.hawes2013@gmail.com including a small head and shoulders photograph.

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