A wealth of West End stars came out last night for the 25th anniversary gala of Miss Saigon, including original cast members Lea Salonga and Jonathan Price.

Original Kim, Lea Salonga, and the current cast of Miss Saigon at the show's 25th anniversary gala. Photo: Roy Tan

Original Kim, Lea Salonga, and the current cast of Miss Saigon at the show’s 25th anniversary gala. Photo: Roy Tan

Cameron Mackintosh’s smash-hit musical Miss Saigon celebrated 25 years last night, with a star-studded gala performance at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.

The musical first premiered at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London 25 years ago on 20 September 1989, where it ran for 10 years.

Now at its new home at the Prince Edward Theatre, a glittering array of West End stars came together last night to celebrate the musical’s milestone.

A spectacular finale to the show saw members of the original cast join the show’s current cast, including performances from original Kim, Lea Salonga, and original Engineer, Jonathan Pryce.

Other original cast members in attendance included original Chris, Simon Bowman, original John, Peter Polycarpu, and former Saigon chorus girl, then Ellen, and now big West End star, Ruthie Henshall.

Curtain calls included the show’s writers, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, and producers Cameron Mackintosh and Nick Allott.

The evening was recorded for broadcast by the BBC and will air on Friday 3 October 2014 at 9pm on BBC Radio 2.

Miss Saigon is currently booking until April 2015 at the Prince Edward Theatre.

The cast album for Miss Saigon, featuring the current cast including Eva Noblezada as Kim, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Tamsin Carroll as Ellen, is released on 22 September and available to pre-order on Amazon.

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Miss Saigon on BBC Breakfast – Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada spoke to BBC Breakfast about their experience of playing Miss Saigon.
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