Reflections: MISS SAIGON Returns To London
At the second preview, the house was full, and as soon as the first note was heard from the orchestra pit you could hear a pin drop. Everyone was entirely in awe from the very beginning...
All eyes and expectations were on the young Eva Noblezada as she made her West End debut as Kim; and it's safe to say she was flawless. Her voice was breathtakingly beautiful, and alongside the handsome Alistair Brammer their chemistry was undeniable.
The public obviously expected a lot from this production; the buzz in the box office beforehand was nothing like I have ever seen before. Excitement was everywhere, and Miss Saigon really was worth the wait. I urge everyone to see this show, if not for the music then for the story and images. Let's face it, anyone interested in theatre needs to see the famous helicopter scene at least once in their life.
Having grown up listening to the music but never getting the chance to actually see the story I was entranced and engaged by every single aspect of Miss Saigon. I barely blinked throughout the entire evening. It's safe to say I would have benefited hugely from having a box of tissues with me.
I doubt I will see any time soon a standing ovation and an applause to last as long as I did on this evening. Here's to a long and successful run ahead for Miss Saigon UK!