Thursday 23 January 2020

4 Musicals I'd Like To See In 2020

Time for more theatre content because I would write about it every single day if I could and today I'm talking about the musicals I'd like to see in 2020. I did plan on sharing this a few weeks ago so we have actually booked a few of these shows since but still, I'm gonna include them anyway! Last year I did something similar and I ended up seeing two of the three shows I mentioned but I have a feeling 2020 is going to be the year of musicals for me 🤞. We already have quite a few lined up and there are so many others that are set to tour towards the end of the year, that I'm just determined to get to. 
collage - Dear Evan Hansen, & Juliet, Six, Pretty Woman

Dear Evan Hansen 

The second show of 2020 for me will be Dear Evan Hansen (we saw Les Miserables a few weeks ago if you want to read my review) and honestly I don't think I've ever been so excited for a show. I've said many times on my blog recently that reading the book of Dear Evan Hansen was hugely comforting as an anxiety sufferer and there were so many parts of it that I found relatable so I think seeing the actual show is going to be emotional to put it lightly. It's a tough story but the score is beautiful, I can't wait to see how the songs are staged and the current cast have had fab reviews since they started in November. I'm counting down the days and fully expect to cry my whole way through it.
Dear Evan Hansen - Evan and Connor on stage

& Juliet

I love a double show day in London so after seeing the Dear Evan Hansen matinee, we're seeing & Juliet that evening. Quite a contrast but I think & Juliet will be just what we need after an undoubtedly heavy afternoon. I was lucky enough to be invited to see the show whilst it was playing in Manchester last September so I'm really looking forward to seeing it in the West End this time with the same incredible cast. I see it very much as the new Kinky Boots - a piece of theatre that whilst has it's serious elements and moments that will pull on your heartstrings, it's all out fun and you leave on such a high. We need something like that in the West End now Kinky Boots has left so I hope & Juliet sticks around for a very long time. I have the soundtrack on repeat and I just can't wait for what I know is going to be an amazing night out.
& Juliet cast on stage


Six is seriously hard to get tickets for in London now as it's popularity has just grown and grown over the last year so I pretty much resigned myself to not seeing it for a long time but then they announced a tour! It's currently touring the UK and it will be playing in Leicester in Summer so we've recently booked tickets as we've been after an excuse to go back to Leicester anyway. If you're not a long time reader of my blog, George and I used to live there whilst in Uni but moved back a few years ago. I'm sure it will be strange to be back after such a long time but I'm looking forward to it. Six tells the story of the six wives of Henry III but with a little twist. It's had rave reviews and looks so much fun.
Six Tour cast on stage

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman opens at the Piccadilly Theatre next month in London and whilst I would absolutely love to see it, I do think the chances I will are pretty slim. The ticket prices are absolutely insane! I mean, it's Pretty Woman, I can understand to some extent but currently they go way beyond what I'd be willing to pay so I'm going to keep an eye out for any deals that come up. It's only set to stay in London for a year so it would be a shame to miss it but I do have a feeling it will tour afterwards which I imagine will be much more affordable. It looks like such a fun show and the music is brilliant but whether I'll actually get to see it or not, I'm really not sure.
Pretty Woman on stage
There are quite a few other musicals touring this year actually so I'm hoping we can get to another one or two of those. Trips to London aren't cheap so I think it's great that more shows are starting to branch out now and taking the show on the road so more people get to see them. The Phantom Of The Opera is on my theatre bucket list and that's touring for the first time soon so that would be a dream but there's also Hairspray later in the year, Beautiful The Carole King Musical and Everybody's Talking About Jamie which I think would all be incredible!

I'd love to know if you're planning on seeing any musicals this year? Or have you seen any of the ones I've mentioned?!

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Hannah said...

I have heard so many good things about Six too, it seems like a brilliant show. It's good to hear that they're going on tour, so I'll have to see if it's coming near me. This is such a great list xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Nic said...

Great list, most of these I have not heard of before, I'm going to see a play this year, hopefully, I will see a musical this year :)

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

jennyinneverland said...

Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet are high on my things I want to see list! I've heard nothing but good things about both of them! x


Heather Nixon said...

I'd like to see a couple of these x

Daisy said...

I'll be happy if I have see anything in a theatre this year, musical or play! Really hope you get to see all of these! xx

Imogen's Typewriter. said...

Six is so good! I saw it over Christmas in Manchester and I've been listening to the soundtrack non-stop since.
Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

Sophie said...

I haven't heard of Six and everyone is saying it's great, I must be living under a rock. But I hope you manage to see Pretty Woman! x


Amy said...

I would love to see Pretty Woman as the film is one of my favourites - hope you manage to catch it! X


Serena Reidy said...

Did you manage to see & Juliet? I really enjoyed it - the choice of songs was great!

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Caroline said...

I so badly want to see Six! My friend and I were meant to go to the drive thru show but it was sadly cancelled but hopefully we'll be able to see it soon, I've been listening to the soundtrack so much recently. Also, would love to see & Juliet, it sounds so good <3

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