Lots to please fans of the beautiful game this weekend, with the opening of a new exhibition by photographer Stuart Roy Clarke at the National Football Museum this Friday. Also on Friday, the FA People’s Cup for Sport Relief sees 12 straight hours of 5-a-side football matches at MediaCityUK with Robbie Savage as celebrity captain. And for theatre fans, blockbuster musical Miss Saigon comes to the Palace Theatre this week.
1Stuart Roy Clarke exhibition
2The People’s FA Cup for Sport Relief
Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War. 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. She meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon has become one of the most successful musicals in history. Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.