The production will run at the theatre from the 8th July until the 19th August.

Sheffield Theatres have announced the full cast and creative team for the first non-replica regional production of Boublil and Schönberg’s  musical retelling of Madame Butterfly set during the Vietnam war, heading to the Crucible Theatre next month.

The last days of the Vietnam War, 1975. At the infamous Dreamland night club, Vietnamese bargirl Kim meets American GI Chris and in one fateful night their lives become entwined forever. Forced apart as Saigon falls, the lovers embark on a journey across continents to find their way back to each other.

The previously announced Joanna Ampil, who has previously played Kim in the London, Sydney, UK touring and 10th anniversary productions of Miss Saigon, will play The Engineer. She is joined in the cast by Desmonda Cathabel as Mimi and Alternate Kim, Aynrand Ferrer as Gigi; Shanay Holmes as Ellen, Jessica Lee as Kim and Alternate Mimi,Ethan Le Phong as Thuy,  Christian Maynard as Chris, Emily Ooi as Yvonne and Understudy Gigi, Shane O’Riordan as John, Ericka Posadas as Fifi and Understudy The Engineer.

Meanwhile, making up the ensemble and GIs will be: Adam Colbeck-Dunn as GI and Understudy John, Andrew Davison as GI and Ensemble, Oscar Kong as Ensemble, Abel Law as Ensemble, Lavinia Mai as Ensemble, Patrick Munday as Ensemble and Understudy Thuy, Rachel Jayne Picar as Ensemble, Aharon Rayner as GI and Understudy Chris, Ernest Stroud as GI and Ensemble, Rumi Sutton as Ensemble and Understudy Ellen, Callum Tempest as GI and Ensemble, Danny Whelan as GI and Ensemble, Riley Woodford asGI and Ensemble, and Iverson Yabut as Ensemble.

The musical features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from Original French Text by Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler and orchestrations by William David Brohn. It was originally produced on the stage by Cameron Mackintosh. The full creative team for this production includes: Directors Robert Hastie and Anthony Lau, Designer Ben Stones, Choreographer Jade Hackett, Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, Sound Designer Mike Walker, Video and Animation Designer Andrzej Goulding, Musical Director Chris Poon, Orchestral Management David Gallagher, Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG, Children’s Casting Director Sarah De Souza, Intimacy Coordinator and Fight Director Haruka Kuroda,  Wigs, Hair and Make-up Designer Sam Cox, Associate Director Lexine Lee, Associate Choreographer Nicola Mac, Assistant Musical Director Matthew Jackson, Music Assistant Tom Crathorne and Occupational Therapist Jane Titterton.

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