Having played the music a few years ago, I finally visited the Prince Edward theatre for a performance of Miss Saigon.
The show started with a bang, very suddenly we were transported to Vietnam, to a life of war as helicopters seemed to fly above our very heads. Opening the show, the Engineer engaged glamour to the bar he sold off his girls in, before providing light relief in his humour throughout the shows darker scenes. It may have begun in a world of perceived glamour and glory but reality soon hit home.
Kim completely stole the show for me, as she transported the audience in her journey of love, hope, anger and betrayal. She represented the true harshness of war and the reality of our actions. Her desperation to regain control and find Chris in a world so distant form her own emphasises the passion and ability within us all to follow our hearts.
With outstanding music, clever scenery and an amazing portrayal of life in the Vietnam war, this production is certainly worth a visit.
Be quick, the final flight is scheduled for 27th February 2016