The Heat Is On In Saigon!

If you do one thing this year; it should be seeing Miss Saigon in the West End.

We went for the day ticket option, meaning we got £20 tickets at 10am at the box office on the day.  The catch being, there are a limited number of day tickets available (reportedly around twenty) so you need to get in the queue early- we arrived at 7 am and were second and third in the queue and we got tickets in the middle of the front row.  The seat directly behind mine sells for £69.75.  Personally I think it was worth the three hours in the queue (it was a lovely day and I brought a book!), but Jodie did not agree!

But anyway, on with the show.  The musical itself is excellent, with a heart-breaking plot- a love story between a soldier and a civilian woman during the Vietnam torn apart when the American troops are evacuated suddenly.  The cast are incredibly talented; probably the best I’ve ever seen in a West End production and the music and effects are outstanding.  As an aside, I felt fairly sure that one does not simply have helicopter in a theatre, but apparently that’s a thing.   As a heads up, the story starts in a sleazy club with several prostitutes, and they certainly do not keep it G-rated, so perhaps not one for bringing children to!   Being right in the front row meant there were one or two scenes where you didn’t see things on the floor and the orchestra was sometimes a little louder than ideal for hearing the singers, but I didn’t feel that got in the way of my enjoyment.  It is an incredibly sad story, although the hysterical weeping of a nearby lady was probably a little much.

All in all, a fantastic show and highly recommended, whether you book online, or try for day seats (for more details on acquiring day seats, just message me or something!).

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