Category: Music & Theatre Dates: Thursday, 15 May 2014 to Friday, 31 October 2014 Theatre enthusiasts have been calling for a West End revival of Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon for years, and as of earlier this month, they got their wish. Schonberg and Boubil's famed adaption of classic opera Madame Butterfly first opened in our glorious theatreland in 1989, making a star of Lea Salonga who won the hearts of thousands as the lead character Kim. Telling the story of a Vietnamese girl who falls in love with an American soldier at the close of the war, this tragic tale features well-loved songs including The Last Night of the World, I Still Believe and Now That I've Seen Her. Particularly well-remembered is the scene in which the soldier, Chris, returns home, with an enormous helicopter suspended in the auditorium. Reviews of the previews have so far been extremely positive, with many audience members reportedly in tears, such is the power of this stirring performance. The cast has been widely praised as "flawless" and many critics have recommended bringing tissues. Standard performances start from May 19th, including an extravagant gala opening for the press and the rich and famous on the 21st, as is the usual with producer Mackintosh's productions. If watching the show has you longing to experience more West End theatre, why not book into 41, where you can continue the magic with our special deals that include tickets for fellow shows Wicked and Billy Elliot? Both are located just around the corner from the hotel in London Victoria, with one giving an alternate account of how the green-faced Witch of the West came to be known as Wicked, and the other a heartwarming tale of a young boy who wants to dance. The offers include a welcome glass of chilled Champagne on arrival and a delicious pre-theatre dinner before the performance.