Monday 12 August 2019

3 Musicals On My Bucket List

I know I've spoken about my love for musicals countless times on my blog before, but that's not about to stop anytime soon. It's my biggest passion and there isn't often a day that goes by that I don't listen to some sort of soundtrack or that it crosses my mind, theatre just makes me so happy. I've mentioned before lots of shows I'd like to see one day but recently I've found myself longing to see certain ones, I don't know if it's just because it feels like a long time already since I saw one or because I know it's not going to be quite as easy as before to just hop on a train and book something from now on, but I thought I'd share the 3 that are currently at the top of my list and why I'm desperate to see them in the near future.
collage - les miserables, dear evan hansen, pretty woman

Les Miserables

Since I first properly got into musicals a few years ago, I pretty much went straight for the more modern ones e.g Wicked, Kinky Boots and Waitress. Not that Les Miserables is exactly an old musical but it has been running in the West End for over 34 years so it's definitely a little different to those I've just mentioned. I finally watched the film towards the end of last year and I absolutely fell in love with it. It made me love the music even more, I've watched it countless times and the ending makes me sob every single time. I've been desperate to see it live and luckily we recently booked tickets for early next year so it's safe to say I am already counting down the days. 
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Dear Evan Hansen

This is a very close second on my bucket list and if I could go and see this as soon as it opens in the West End in November, I would. After reading the book recently, you can find my review here, I have just become completely addicted to the cast recording. The book has given it so much more meaning and if anything, I find it resonates even more now. It's definitely not the most upbeat musical as a lot of it focuses on grief and anxiety, but I find it so relatable. The book was a huge comfort to me so it's just a show I need to see sometime soon.
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Pretty Woman

I am soooo excited for this to head to London. It's apparently coming over in 2020 so it's another trip to London I'll have to try and plan! Surprisingly I didn't properly watch the film until earlier this year but I totally get why it's so popular now and I love that it's been made into a musical. The soundtrack is brilliant, with music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and it sounds like they've done an amazing job of transitioning it from screen to stage. I'm really hoping Samantha Barks will be playing Vivian here, as she did on Broadway.
Pretty Woman gif
Have you got any must see musicals? I have such a long list of shows I'd love to see and ones I'm hoping will transfer to London one day but for now, these are my top 3!
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Lady Writes said...

Pretty Woman would be amazing, that's top of my list now too! x

jennyinneverland said...

I really want to see Dear Evan Hansen. I've hard great things. Would also love to read the book too!


Joy said...

I didn't know there was a Pretty Woman musical. That would be great.

Lisa's Notebook said...

I didn't know that Les Mis was over 34 years old, my goodness, that's a testament to its quality! I did see it live many years ago (although I haven't watched the film) and it was amazing, you're in for a real experience! Lisa X

Daisy said...

All of these!! I haven't seen either as well and they all sound so good!! I'm currently reading Dear Evan Hansen so planning to read, listen and then watch! Fun fact: I actually stayed at the hotel in Beverly Hills where Pretty Woman was filmed and visited the shop she was looked down on! xD

Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

Heather Nixon said...

I'd like to see all of these x

Hannah said...

I haven't seen many musicals, so I haven't actually seen any of these! I would love to, they all sound so good xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Sophie said...

I had no idea they were making a Pretty Woman musical over here. That would be amazing! I'd love to see that one x


Tiffany Timms said...

I'm so excited for it to come to London! I think it'll be amazing x

Tiffany Timms said...

You should definitely give Dear Evan Hansen a read! I adored the book and the music is brilliant. Can't wait to see it xx

Tiffany Timms said...

It's still pretty new so I think a lot of people over here didn't know about it! Should be in London by Winter 2020 hopefully xx

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm incredibly excited for Les Mis! Like you say, it must be good to have lasted such a long time. Can't wait xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Omg I'd love to go there one day! I adore the film now xx

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm hoping to get Dear Evan Hansen and Pretty Woman ticked off some time next year x

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm just obsessed with musicals haha, hope you get chance to see some of these at some point xx

Tiffany Timms said...

It's done so well in America so I think people will love it here too, I can't wait to see it xx

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