‘Lucky’ children’s group perform Miss Saigon next month

The Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre are busy rehearsing for Miss Saigon which is being performed on March 7-8 at the Vandyke Theatre.

More than 40 young local performers have been working very hard to present the amazing story of Chris and Kim set during and after the Vietnam War.

The group is one of the last youth theatres to gain a license to perform the show before it opens again in June in the West End.

Director Sally Allsopp said: “The group were very lucky to be part of Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables at the 02 Arena and now have the chance to grab a bit of history with their edition of the amazing production of Miss Saigon

“Local performers include Linslade based Jenny Beckwith as Kim and Vandyke Upper School student Seb Cridland as Chris. The production based on the story of Madam Butterfly is harrowing, harsh and heart-warming.

“Musical director David Allsopp and I feel privileged to work with such a wonderful cast of young people willing to learn, perform and passionately reproduce the scenes, songs and dramatic moments with quality, maturity and believability.”

See www.lbct.org for more details.