Miss Saigon set to warm the hearts of Halifax Playhouse audiences

Ruth Grierson (standing, left of banner) is pictured with members of Halifax Amateurs' Theatre Youth
Ruth Grierson (standing, left of banner) is pictured with members of Halifax Amateurs' Theatre Youth

Members of Halifax Amateurs’ Theatre Youth are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming production of ‘Miss Saigon (school edition).

Their version of the story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon, will be staged at The Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax, from Tuesday, October 29 to Saturday, November 2.

Performances will be at 7.15pm every evening with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

The award winning youth theatre group celebrated after being given the rights to perform ‘Miss Saigon ‘ (school edition) earlier this year.

Chairman Norma Bateman said “This amazing show is quite a challenge but will give the opportunity for some remarkable performances from local youngsters.”

‘Miss Saigon’ (school edition) is billed as “an epic and daring pop opera set in the turmoil of the Vietnam War”.

‘Miss Saigon’ has won 30 major theatre awards, features a hauntingly beautiful score, some thrilling dance numbers and a dramatic storyline for people of all ages to enjoy.

The youngsters were given an added dimension when Ruth Grierson, who was adopted and brought to England, attended their rehearsal rooms in Wellington Street South, Halifax, last month to talk to the cast, taking along the few possessions she had when she left Vietnam.

Contact The Playhouse box office: 01422 365998.