Last Updated on 25th February 2016
The Gala Performance to celebrate 25 years of Boublil and Schönberg’s “MISS SAIGON” on Monday 22 September, has sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale this morning, Tuesday 26 August. Over 18,000 people tried to buy tickets when booking opened at 10.00am; an unprecedented amount for a single performance in a theatre with just over 1700 seats.
Fans who queued around the block at the Prince Edward Theatre managed to secure tickets at the original 1989 prices. Online demand was so overwhelming that it crashed the box office ticket system at 10.10am and the entire Delfont Mackintosh Theatre website shortly afterwards. The technical team restored the system as quickly as possible and the performance was sold out within minutes.
The Gala Performance was announced last week to salute 25 years since the musical originally premiered. To celebrate this milestone the cast of the new production will be joined onstage by members of the original company in a special finale.
For those who missed out on tickets this morning, there will be a limited number day seats available on the morning of Monday 22 September. The Gala Performance will also be recorded for BBC Radio 2 and will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday 28 September.