Monday, 14 January 2019

My West End Wishlist For 2019

There are many reasons why people go to the theatre - it's such an immersive experience and a really enjoyable spectacle and this year I have made a resolution to go to the theatre more. As well as visiting my local theatres in Cardiff I really want to visit the West End again and see a theatre production in London. There is nothing like seeing a show in the theatre district of the UK's capital city, so here is my West End wishlist for 2019.

Les Miserables

This musical based on the 1882 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo is well known and has been running for a while. I have seen the film starring one of my favourite actors Hugh Jackman and to see this memorable production on the stage with a live orchestra would be amazing. It's such a dramatic play with huge highs and lows and the live music will just really make the show. 


This is my first choice of a show to see this year in the West End before it tours the country. It has been seen by 70 million people worldwide in 45 countries and I can't believe I have yet to see it.


The Book Of Mormon



The Book Of Mormon is a musical comedy that I have already seen and would love to see again. The play makes light of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons' and various Mormon beliefs and practices. However, it ultimately endorses the positive power of love that the Mormons' give out. Written by Trey Parker and the rest of the team at South Park it's about Mormon missionaries that are preaching their religion to a remote Ugandan village. The villagers, however, have more on their mind than religion such as poverty, war and AIDS.

The Mormons even appear to endorse it as they advertise in the brochure for the show - 'you've seen the play now read the book!' Winner of 9 Tony Awards, it's a surprisingly light-hearted and uplifting show however not for the easily offended.  

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child 


Now, I must admit I haven't read a Harry Potter book but I have seen the films and this show is next on my list. Marketed as the "eighth story" of Harry Potter, taking place after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Even the critics have enjoyed this show with The Telegraph calling it 'a magical show with a strong emotional core' and The Guardian stating the 'thrilling Broadway transfer is magic'. 

One of the reasons I really want to see this show is the fact that I believe it will be a really immersive experience with amazing sets. I've been to the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Orlando and the awe-inspiring sets here has really motivated me to go and see it.

There are so many different London theatre shows out there, the most dramatic thrillers, colourful musicals for kids, shows where dance is the star and shows where comedy is the main attraction. Let me know, have you been to the West End in London? Do you have a favourite theatre show?


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15 comments

  1. I really enjoy the theatre too and don't get to see plays as often as I would like - perhaps I will join you on going more for 2019. I didn't realise that Tray Parker wrote The Book of Mormon play, it makes me really want to go and see it now. I do tend to prefer smaller local productions though, but will definitely keep an eye out for some of these when they come to Manchester. Thanks for such a good reminder to go to the theatre more often!

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  2. I haven't actually been to many shows, I live up north now and so my local show place is in Blackpool, I shall be attending the Rocky Horror Picture Show in June :D

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  3. Gosh I would love to see all of these at the theatre. I tend to only go at christmas time which is silly really!

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  4. I've never been to a West End show before but I think I'd love the whole experience. I must make a point of getting around to it sometime.

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  5. I've seen the Book of Mormon and it's one of my favourites! I'd love to watch the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child too.

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  6. I really really want to see Harry Potter but as it's two shows it can work out quite expensive. I like the book or mormon x

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  7. Ooo we do love a good theatre show or two. Not seen the Harry Potter one, but it looks like it could be good :) xx

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  8. I often come across the theatres in London and I'm always tempted to go, but I can't leave my little one with anyone else. :(

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    1. That's a shame, hopefully when she is older you will both go and see a show.

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  9. All these different theatre shows make me want to see one so bad.

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