School to stage epic show

Miss Saigon is coming to St Helens
Miss Saigon is coming to St Helens

A ST Helens school has been awarded the rare opportunity to stage the musical Miss Saigon.

Cowley International College are one of the first schools in the country to be given the performing rights for the epic show.

Last year Cowley became only the second college in England to stage The Phantom of the Opera over four sell out performances and this show promises to be even better.

Written by the same composers of Les Miserables , Miss Saigon is a heartbreaking love story set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam War and is based on the tragic opera Madame Butterfly.

Cowley’s head of performing arts Shaun Chambers said: “We were amazed by the response of the public to last year’s production of Phantom and we hope the local community will turn out in force again to support our students as they tackle another groundbreaking show, it promises to be magnificent,

“We have been waiting for the rights to become available for more than 10 years now, so staging this show is a dream come true for us here at Cowley.”

The show runs from Wednesday, February 27 to Friday, March 1 at 7.30pm and there is an extra matinee performance on Saturday March 2 at 1.30pm. All seats are £6 each and are available by email: or by calling 07798 647805.