Sheffield Theatres have announced the first regional production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon to be staged in the iconic Crucible Theatre, Sheffield by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh.
Joanna Ampil, who has previously played Kim in the London, Sydney, UK touring and 10th anniversary productions of Miss Saigon, will be cast as The Engineer in this new production co-directed by Robert Hastie and Anthony Lau. Further casting and creative team to be announced. Miss Saigon will run Saturday 8 July 2023 – Saturday 12 August 2023.
Also announced is the UK premiere of Eve Leigh’s Wildfire Road in Sheffield’s newly-named Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse. It will run Saturday 4 March – Saturday 18 March 2023.
Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, said: ‘As we reach the culmination of our 50th anniversary year we are proud to announce new productions that continue our quest to give Sheffield audiences thrilling experiences they can only get in the theatre. A new production of Miss Saigon – the first in the UK to be given permission to explore new approaches to staging and casting since the original 1989 production – will light up the Crucible in Summer 2023. Anthony and I are thrilled to be co-directing Boublil and Schönberg’s iconic show, and could not be more excited to be welcoming Joanna Ampil to Sheffield to play The Engineer.
And as ever at Sheffield Theatres the classic sits alongside the brand new, with a mind-bending new play from Eve Leigh taking audiences to new heights in the Playhouse, our flexible, intimate space recently renamed in honour of our founding designer, Tanya Moiseiwitsch.
With these new productions joining a packed season, Life of Pi playing in the West End, Much Ado About Nothing about to depart on a national tour, and Standing at the Sky’s Edge arriving at the National Theatre in 2023, we are proud to be bringing the world to Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield theatre to the world.’
They join other productions previously announced for 2023. In the Playhouse Birds and Bees is produced by Sheffield Theatres and Theatre Centre. This brand-new play by Charlie Josephine, about the real-world consequences of virtual life and going viral, will be directed by Rob Watt (Human Nurture). Wednesday 25 January – Saturday 11 February 2023.
In the Crucible, will be a new production marking the 80th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht’s popular play The Good Person of Szechwan, commissioned by ETT and co-produced by Sheffield Theatres, ETT and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. This new version by writer Nina Segal is directed by Sheffield Theatres RTYDS Associate Artistic Director Anthony Lau (Anna Karenina). Saturday 11 March – Saturday 1 April 2023
Tickets for Wildfire Road and Miss Saigon are on sale to Centre Stage Members at 10am Saturday 24 September 2022 and on general sale at 10am on Saturday 1 October 2022. Tickets for all 2022 productions, plus Birds and Bees and The Good Person of Szechwan in 2023, are on sale now.
Accessible performances are available on the majority of productions. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.