College musical Miss Saigon hailed a success
Students successfully brought an ambitious performance of Miss Saigon to college.
The three night production played to sell out audiences with tickets for the popular musical selling out in record time. The performances were equally popular with local theatre goers as well as within the college community.
Based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between a local women abandoned by her American lover.
Alison Richards, Head of Performing Arts, said: “This was an amazing production to be part of. It has been a brilliant opportunity for our students to gain excellent performance experience. We have some very talented performers.”
This is the first time Sir John Deane’s College has staged Miss Saigon, after many successful productions such as Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Miserables.
Report by SJD student Daniel Griffiths