Miss Saigon The Musical


Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love musicals, the theatre and getting dressed up, which means that when anyone suggests going to the theatre, especially in London, I can’t resist! This time it was a very spontaneous trip to see Miss Saigon with the mister that took me up to London. I always used to think that getting theatre tickets was either super expensive, or that you had to book in advance, but recently I’ve been proven wrong. We managed to snag some incredible seats at an even better price – and we only booked 2 days in advance!

For any of you who don’t know much about musicals, or who just haven’t seen Miss Saigon, I warn you now, it isn’t as cheery as other musicals! However, it is one of the most powerful and most beautiful musicals I’ve seen: and one that I’m sure I’ll be back to see before it finishes in the West End. It’s all about Kim: a girl who meets a GI in Saigon and who falls in love. (Okay, I make it sound a little boy meets girl but I promise, it’s way more than that!). Essentially, the musical is about a tragic love story between two people who met in the depths of war and found love but who were separated as the Americans left Vietnam.

I met the mister when he finished work and we dashed for a quick bite of food (I had already had too large a lunch in Fulham with my oldest friend, but that’s a story for another time) before heading in to the Prince Edward Theatre. I was bursting with excitement and bouncing like a little girl at this point – maybe I should have been going to see Matilda instead of this grown up love story! We had just enough time for a little tipple in the foyer before heading in to see the show. One of my favorite past times is people watching, and there’s nowhere better to do that than at the theatre in London. There’s nothing more wonderful than seeing people happy and dressed up in their best clothes before a night of fun! 
In true child-like style we had chocolate ice cream, which true to form, I managed to spill on my white dress… Ooops. Good job I had a scarf and jacket to cover the little stain! And in less child like form I was treated to a lovely glass of wine whilst we gossiped about how passionate the first act had been. 

I’ll figure out how to pop my outfit details up in a more stylish fashion for next time but for now I’ll just tell you where I found these pieces. The dress was an a bit of a steal from sheinside.com; the jacket is last season from Gap, and my electric blue heels are from Kurt Geiger (also a steal at only £19 in their last sale!).

A cheeky little instagram shot of my dress!
I promise I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say that there were lots of tears and a very shocking ending after which we headed home, and poured over the programme and debated who our favourite character was! Now just to decide what to see next, MatildaThe Book of Mormon or something else? I’ll let you know when I decide!

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