I was very happy when TheatreTickets.uk contacted me about writing my wish list of theatre shows I’m dying to see! There is so much theatre I currently NEED to get tickets to right now. Not only am I going to share the shows I most want to see, but I’ll also give you my top picks of productions I’ve already seen.
- An American in Paris – This show is hitting London next March. I mainly just want to see that Toulouse-Lautrec dance sequence right before my very eyes!
- The Mousetrap – This is the longest running play not only in London, but the World, and I’ve still not seen it!
- Charlie & The Chocolate Factory –I love the book and I love both versions of the film, and this stage show is directed by Sam Mendes, so I’d expect great things.
- The Play That Goes Wrong – I’ve heard some very good things about this show. I do love me some silly slapstick comedy
- Les Misérables – After falling in love with the latest movie take, this has been bumped up my list.
- Motown: The Musical – Who doesn’t love a bit of Motown?!
- Aladdin – I don’t think I really need to even justify this one with a reason
- Lazarus – I, like the rest of the world, was gutted to hear of Bowie’s passing, but I am very excited that the Broadway musical written by him is coming to London later this year. I’m even more excited as we already have tickets booked! What’s more, Michael C Hall will be coming over to star in it too!
And now for a few of my top picks at the theatre, shows that I’ve actually seen and loved.
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – This really is so very beautiful, and I had no idea Carole King, along with her partner Gerry Goffin were responsible for so many classic songs, or that she was even old enough to have written songs for The Drifters!
- Matilda – I was a little weary about going to see this, but it very pleasantly surprised me! It was so clever, with very catchy songs all written by Australian comedian Tim Minchin. Also, Ms Trunchbull is truly terrifying!
- Million Dollar Quartet – in 1956 Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & Jerry-Lee Lewis all randomly ended up in the same recording studio. This production shows what happened when these 4 legends came together for the first and last time. A really amazing show. You’ll already have a favourite before you go in, but by the time you leave, everyone has the same favourite. It’s come back to London for just 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year, so get your tickets, quick!
- Sunny Afternoon – This show tells the story of The Kinks. I really love the swinging 60s costumes and obviously the music. It’s really interesting to find out how they rose to fame and the struggles they encountered along the way.
- Wicked – Be warned! After watching this show, you’ll never be able to watch The Wizard of Oz in the same way again. Wicked is from the Wicked Witch’s perspective. It starts with her birth, going through her school years and eventually catches up to when Dorothy’s house squashes her sister and follows through to that classic “I’m melting!” scene. Absolutely fantastic with some big Broadway belters.
- Jersey Boys – I absolutely love Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, and really enjoyed this show. The second half really livens up as it’s where are their biggest hits come out.
Have you seen any of these shows? Are there any other theatre shows you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
*All photos taken from each show’s websites