• Music by: Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Lyrics by: Alain Boublil & Richard Maltby Jr.Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 20.57.12
  • Adapted from the French Lyrics by: Alain Boublil
  • Additional Material by: Richard Maltby Jr.

November 2013

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Cast:

  • Kim: Joely Colleen Emms
  • Chris: Brandon Gutierrez
  • The Engineer: Harry McLafferty
  • Ellen: Laurienne Imeson
  • John: Grady Rawlinson
  • Thuy: Ben David
  • Tam: James Livesey
  • Gigi: Shannen Emms
  • Mimi: Anna Jobarteh
  • Yvette: Eleanor Pascoe
  • Yvonne: Faye Butler
  • Assistant Commissar: Tom Blackburn
  • Marine Captain: Richie Withers
  • Club Owner: Graeme Smith
  • Captain Schultz: Josef Houldsworth
  • Marine: James Yates

Vietnamese:

Amelia Abbot, Princess Baluyut, Amy Campbell, Tom Campbell, Iona Flegg, Jamie Ford, Grace Gili-Ross, Kelsey Horridge, Erin James, Celine Mattibag, Matthew McGivern, Alex Middlehurst, Lloyd Mitchell, Imogen Morris, Adam Palmer, Hollie Roebuck, Megan Sevens, Ella Townsend, Robyn Whittaker

Dreamland Girls:

Steph Ball, Charlotte Blackburn, Emma Campbell, Elyssia Cockshot, Lauren Crozier,  Lucy Eastaffm Vicky Garrard, Chloe Mallinson, Sophie Morrison, Teri Murkin, Shannah Owen, Sally Robson, Bryony Whittaker

Vietcong/G.I’s:

Lewis Andrews, Brendan Ashmore, Reece Atkinson, Adam Dancocks, Michael Hill, Callum Shannan

The Production Team:

  • Directed and Staged By: Lynda Clarkson
  • Musical Director: Sean Ashmore
  • Vocal Coach: Michael Boe
  • Set Adapted by: Chris Campbell
  • Lighting Design by: Dan Creasey & Ben Rooney

NODA REVIEW – NORTH WEST – DISTRICT 2

I last saw Miss Saigon many years ago in the West End starring Jonathan Pryce and it was a excellent production and I was looking forward to tonight’s offering by this very talented company. This was a superb effort, one of the highlights of my year. This Schools Edition of the show was a very difficult production to stage but these youngsters of L.A.T.A. excelled in bringing us a very emotional dramatic and absorbing theatrical experience.

The opening scene gave the audience just a taste of the production we were about to see. Great atmospheric lighting and sound carried the audience over to Saigon in the 1970s when the Americans were about to pull out. This very dramatic love story based on the opera “Madame Butterfly” was beautifully portrayed by the two principal actors, Joely Colleen Emms as Kim and Brandon Gutierrez as Chris. Their relationship was entirely believable and brought a tear to many an eye as the story unfolded. Joelly was outstanding both vocally and emotionally. Her scenes with her young son Tam were beautifully and poignantly played. A charming performance by the four year old James Livesey. The role of The Engineer is central to this piece and Harry Mcclafferty certainly made the most of his opportunity, a good contrast, light relief to the drama of all the action. Grady Rawlinson impressed as John. He has a lovely mature voice and he commanded the stage at every appearance, especially with Bui Doi.

Lynda Clarkson, Director, Sean Ashmore, M.D. and Michael Boe, Vocal Coach together with all the technical team have again produced a night to remember.  I am always amazed by the talent, energy and enthusiasm of this company. Year after year new youngsters come to the fore and delight all who are lucky enough to see them on stage. Thank you so much on behalf of my wife and myself for the invitation to this wonderful show.

Eddie Regan

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