Miss Saigon

Madam Butterfly is given new life in this epic adaptation of Puccini's 1904 opera, exploring love and loss in the Vietnam conflict.

Opens 27 September 2019

Season Dates:

27 September - 12 October 2019


Evenings: 7:30pm Tuesday – Saturday

Matinées: 4pm Sunday 26 September & 6 October


Isaac Theatre Royal: 145 Gloucester Street Christchurch

Creative Team

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil

Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil

Additional Material by Richard Maltby Jr.

Producer: Showbiz Christchurch

Director: Stephen Robertson

Musical Director: Richard Marrett

Miss Saigon Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Ticket Information:

Platinum: $139.50
The BEST SEATS in the house and souvenir programme. 7:30pm Friday and Saturday performances only.

Premium: $110.50

A Reserve: $100.50

Senior & Students with ID: $70
Applies to A Reserve seating on 7:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or 4pm Sunday performances only.

B Reserve: $65.00
May be subject to restricted views.

A tragedy of passion and beauty Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the second massively successful offering from the creators of Les Misérables.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are distressingly separated when Saigon falls. As the years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Kim, however, gives birth to Chris’ son and waits faithfully for his return.

Circumstances bring Chris and Kim back together again, and he learns the truth but with tragic consequences.

Miss Saigon is an epic, daring sung-through pop musical that is universal in its emotional power.

Note: this production contains adult themes that deal with sex and prostitution, exploitation, war and suicide. Smoke and flashing light effects are also included. Recommended only for mature audiences.

Principal Cast

Miss Saigon Musical Blazes in Christchurch

By Showbiz | 10/15/2019

By Violi Calvert, Australian Filipina Magazine. October 01, 2019.  The Miss Saigon musical staged by Showbiz Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch opened last Friday (September 27) to a captivated audience. Judging by the number of people up on their feet in [a] standing ovation at the end of the show, it was a huge success.  Even during…

Miss Saigon – the refugee story that still needs to be heard

By Showbiz | 10/02/2019

By Emma Dyer Miss Saigon starts in 1975 at the very end of American involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the Fall of Saigon. If, like me, you go to see Miss Saigon with a preconceived idea of the show, prepare to have your expectations delightfully challenged. I had read and heard a lot about both the show itself…

‘Realistic and gritty’ Miss Saigon musical doesn’t disappoint

By Showbiz | 09/28/2019

Review: Patrick Shepherd, Stuff Entertainment, Sep 28 2019 Miss Saigon is one of the iconic shows of its generation and this production goes right to the heart of it. Those who love the musical will not be disappointed and those who don’t know it, well, this is a great opportunity to do so. This realistic and…