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Miss Saigon - Joint Production 2017

Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 March 2017, 7pm
Arts Centre

An epic adaptation of Puccini's Madame Butterfly that explores love and loss in the Vietnam conflict.

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 (Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil) and has now been adapted for high school performers in Miss Saigon School Edition.

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 years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Meanwhile, Kim gives birth to Chris's son and waits faithfully for his return. When circumstances bring Chris back to Vietnam he learns the truth, but before he is able to speak with Kim, she takes her own life ensuring their son will be taken back to America with his father.

Miss Saigon School Edition is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power. The sung-through, pop-inflected score gives a cast of strong singers ample opportunities to shine. Meanwhile, the fluid cinematic structure gives directors and designers a field day for creativity. Music Theatre International worked closely with the Miss Saigon's creators to ensure this lightly edited adaptation stays true the intent of the original piece while becoming appropriate for high school performers.

 

Tickets are £6 and are available from the Drama Studio (Boys' Division) and Reception Foyer (Girls' Division) at breaks at lunchtimes. Please email Mrs C Sutcliffe (CSutcliffe@boltonschool.org) with ticket requests and enquiries.

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