The Mac is filled with the heat 
of Saigon

Last week the Mac Theatre in Belfast was transported back to the end of the Vietnam war as the young cast of the Belfast School of Performing Arts brought Miss Saigon to the stage.

After a few minutes you forget that this cast is so young as their age belies the talent and experience on show. Telling the heartbreaking story of Kim, the bar girl, and her lost love, the American GI Chris, Miss Saigon is one of the most popular musicals of all time.
And the audience at The Mac were certainly not disappointed and were quick to rise to their feet to show their appreciation with a well deserved standing ovation at the end of the night.

The male lead, Chris, played by Connor Carson, will be familiar to many in Lisburn for his awardwinning roles in many Fusion Theatre productions over the years. Connor was a perfect fit for the character and his performance was flawless throughout. He was joined on stage by a strong principal cast, including Matthew McConnell as Thuy and Ellen Whitehead as Kim, as well as a talented supporting chorus. Special mention must also, of course, go to little Olivia Pyper who played Tam so well.

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However, it was without doubt Dan Crowe in the role of the crafty, self serving ‘Engineer’ that stole the show. With comedic timing and indisputable charisma, he was captivating throughout, with ‘American Dream’ being a true tour de force.