Tam Wanted!

Nov 1 2017 | By More

Child Casting Call for Miss Saigon

The touring production of Miss Saigon has put out a casting call for child actors to play the role of Tam when the show runs at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in January and February 2018.

The company is looking for boys or girls to play the role. Tam is South East Asian looking, he does not speak, sing or dance but should be small, confident and not fazed by noise. He is not younger than four and not older than six. Children must live within a commutable distance of Edinburgh.

Sooha Kim as Kim and Tam. Pic: Johan Persson

The production is on a major UK tour and will run at the Festival Theatre for a month from Wednesday 17 January to Wednesday 17 February. Several children will be cast in the role. The company is also looking for child actors for the Cardiff dates, from November 29 to January 6, 2018.

Miss Saigon tells a story of the last days of the Vietnam War. Seventeen year-old Kim (played by Sooha Kim who made her professional debut in the production), is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer (Philippines actor Red Concepcion)

There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris (Ashley Gilmour, who played Link Larkin in the most recent national tour of Hairspray), but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.


For three years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son, Tam.

Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.

Anyone who wants further information or to apply to audition should email Joanne Hawes on joanne.hawes2013@gmail.com including a small head and shoulders photograph.

Miss Saigon
Festival Theatre 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Wednesday 17 January – Saturday 17 February 2018
Evenings (not Sun, Mon): 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs (not 18 Jan) & Sat: 2.30pm; Sun: 2pm.
Tickets and details: www.edtheatres.com/misssaigon

Miss Saigon on tour:
4 Oct – 18 Nov 2017 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
29 Nov 2017 – 6 Jan 2018 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
17 Jan – 17 Feb 2018 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
21 Feb – 17 March 2018 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
21 March – 12 May 2018 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
16 May – 23 June 2018 Bristol
0844 871 3012 Book online
4 July – 4 August 2018 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
15 Augus – 15 September 2018 Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00 Book online
19 Sept – 20 Oct 2018 Bradford
01274 432000 Book online
24 October – 17 November 2018 Sunderland
0844 871 3022 Book online

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