Guest post by Robert Lofthouse
On walking to the Prince Edward Theatre on Thursday night, I passed a poster for Miss Saigon which listed all of the awards the show has won recently. Having now seen the show, I can totally understand why it won so many awards.
Miss Saigon tells the story of the meeting of an American GI, Chris and Kim, a young girl on her first night working in a bar. They fall in love during the final days of American occupation of Saigon but their romance unfortunately is short lived. Like many girls at the time, Kim was sadly left behind when the Americans left, clinging to the hope that one day she would be rescued.
Miss Saigon reflects on life at the end of the Vietnam War and is played by an amazing cast. The story is entertaining and extremely moving! A highlight of the show for me was the famous helicopter scene. I would definitely recommend Miss Saigon to others and I would love to see this show again in the future.
I stayed overnight at the 3-star Imperial Hotel on Russell Square and walked to and from the theatre which was an easy 20 minute walk.
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