Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary gala crashes Delfont Mackintosh website & sells out

Producers of Miss Saigon have confirmed that the 25th Anniversary gala has sold out. An official statement posted on the show's Facebook Page reads:

We are sorry that so many of you had difficulty booking tickets on-line for the 25th Anniversary gala this morning. The truth of the matter is that over 18,000 people tried to book tickets simultaneously at 10am - an unprecedented amount for a single performance in a theatre with just over 1700 seats.

We had a queue around the block at the theatre and the overwhelming demand on-line crashed the system at 10:10am and subsequently crashed the entire Delfont Mackintosh website. The technical team got this back up and running as quickly as possible but the performance was sold out within minutes. We knew that the event would be popular, but it was a surprise to discover we needed a venue 10 times the size to accommodate everyone.

We will still do our usual day seats on the morning of the 22nd September and we hope to release some production seats between now and then, which are currently held for the cast and some invited guests.

The performance will feature the cast of the West End revival alongside members of the original company during a special finale. The performance will be recorded for BBC Radio 2 and will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday 28th September.

Photo Credit: Michael Le Poer Trench

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