Miss Saigon returns to West End

Stars such as Lord Julian Fellowes, Miranda Hart and Stephen Fry stepped out for a theatre night as Miss Saigon came back after almost fifteen years to London's West End. Director Tom Hooper, actors Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks, who worked on the movie adaptation of Les Miserables, joined producer Cameron Mackintosh, the theatre promoter behind successes like The Phantom Of The Opera, Mary Poppins, and Les Miserables at the press night Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical.

Samantha Barks told that she was very excited about that night. She had never actually seen Miss Saigon but she loved the music her whole life. She has been waiting to see it on stage and she could not wait to see the cast and the show, which is amazing.

Miranda Hart told that she love musicals and particularly love this because it has everything – it is dramatic with tracks she might end up humming along to.

The resurrected production, set during Vietnam War and boasting whole a new cast, has moved from its original home at Theatre Royal in Drury Lane to Prince Edward Theatre in Soho. It played for ten long years for more than four thousand performances before ending in 199’s October. After that, the production transferred to New York’s Broadway before touring across the world.

Meanwhile, X Factor’s Simon Cowell has become the newest name in showbiz to suffer an expensive blunder in London’s West End with the news on Monday that the musical named I Can’t Sing! (which was co-produced by Cowell) will close following a 6 week run.