We’re back in the office after having quite an adventure-filled working holiday in London.
|The last helicopter out of Saigon - photograph by Michael Le Poer Trench|
As we have recently put in a new set for this show we simply had to go and see ‘Miss Saigon’ whilst we were down.
|Jon Jon Briones as 'The Engineer'. Photograph by Matthew Murphy|
The only downside to this show was having to cope with the heat – I’ve always believed that the London theatres need to equip themselves with better air conditioning and ventilation for their audiences – especially during the hot summer months. A lady actually collapsed during half time when we went to see ‘Miss Saigon’ and it was unsurprising considering that you’re sitting in a stuffy, crowded room with hot theatre lighting. The heat combined with limited legroom can really detract from the show itself as you find yourself constantly shuffling around in your seat trying to get comfortable.
To contact us about our set for 'Miss Saigon' then please email us at email@example.com or visit our website and Facebook page.
Hampton Court Palace & The Tower of London
As well as Hampton Court we also visited the Tower of London – one of my favourite spots in the city.
|The Chapel of St John - photograph by John Kellerman/Alamy.|
Original photograph from an article in The Guardian, link here
After exploring these two famous landmarks we came away absolutely bursting with ideas and with hundreds of photographs to use as a reference for future designs. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the crown jewels, however we did manage to get quite close to some of the Tower's famous ravens.
|I took a picture just in case I ended up|
a victim of GBH by a swan
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