2021 · Arts · Travel

5 West End Musicals I’m Desperate to See

Now that theatres are starting to reopen in the UK, I am desperate to get back. The last time I saw a show in London was November 2019 which is far too long. I have plans to see shows I’ve already seen, such as Come From Away and Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, but in today’s post I want to focus on shows I haven’t seen yet. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Six

Six tells the story of the 6 wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. It basically challenges the idea of always focusing on Henry rather than his wives. This musical essentially gives the wives their chance to shine in an 80 minute concert setting. I am obsessed with the soundtrack and have been listening to it for some time so I would absolutely love to see this in theatre soon.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is a musical adaptation of the incredible 1964 film and the Mary Poppins children’s books. It’s essentially a fusion of them both as it takes different elements from each source. I absolutely adore the film and I am hugely desperate to see the musical. I’ve heard that the set design is absolutely gorgeous and I just need to see this at some point.

Amélie

Amélie secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness discovering the possibilities around every corner and bringing happiness to those she encounters. When a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. It’s based on the critically acclaimed film of the same name. I’ve had so many recommendations from friends and people on Twitter about this musical so I’d like to see it!

Heathers

Based on the popular film of the same name, Heathers tells the story of Veronica, who is struggling her way through high school as a nobody, desperate for acceptance from the in-crowd, namely the three Heathers and their leader Heather Chandler. After new kid JD arrives at Westerberg High, sweeping Veronica off her feet, things take a turn for the macabre. JD plunges Veronica into a dark world of murder, suicide and lies, as he delivers his own take on justice on the high school bullies. I love the soundtrack for this and I really want to see it!

Wicked

The musical is told from the perspective of the witches from The Wizard of Oz. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Galinda who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s private fall from grace. This is a musical I have been meaning to see for some time and I can’t believe I haven’t. It’s one of the top ones I need to see urgently.

Thank you so much for reading! Let me know what musicals you’d like to see.

Love Beth

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11 thoughts on “5 West End Musicals I’m Desperate to See

  1. Musicals I Hope to See (yes, I will mention a repeat)- all US Tours

    1. Wicked- one I am seeing (my 5th time)
    2. Frozen
    3. Anastasia
    4. Hadestown

    Yes, I hope to see other musicals, but don’t know when they will tour

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