LEISURE: Moving story of Miss Saigon told by young actors at Mill

Miss Saigon at Sharnbrook. PNL-141023-172041001
Miss Saigon at Sharnbrook. PNL-141023-172041001
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The school edition of Miss Saigon is being staged by Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust to mark the 25th anniversary of the musical.

Featuring a cast of performers under the age of 19, the show by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg - creators of Les Misérables - is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.

The show is being staged at the Mill Theatre from Friday, November 14 until Saturday, November 22, at 7.30pm, with matinees on the Saturdays at 2.30pm.

Based on Puccini’s immortal grand opera Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon tells the story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love amidst the turmoil of the Vietnam war.

Separated when Saigon falls to the enemy they spend the following years struggling to find each other again only for their endeavours to end in tragedy for her but some hope for the child that he knows nothing about.

A great story told with great music, Miss Saigon offers a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the evils of war.

Starring Jasmine Bayes as Kim and Connor Tagulu as Chris it features all the songs from the current West End hit including The Movie In My Mind, Sun and Moon and The American Dream.

Director Paul Wildman said: “I couldn’t ask for a more committed and talented

cast and crew to make this stunning show a possibility. The acting, singing and movement is to such a high standard, you don’t need to go to the West End!”

There will be no performance on Monday, November 17.

Tickets from £10 from www.sharnbrookmilletheatre.co.uk, the Central Box Office, Old Town Hall, St Paul’s Square, Bedford, or call 01234 718 112, or by calling at Sharnbrook Post Office. Disabled access information from the Central Box Office.