Culture, Theatre

A Theatre Wish List

I am having a blast up at Edfringe. The reviews are great, the show is selling well and I am seeing a whole host of absolutely belting theatre.

However, given that I have the attention span of a goldfish, my thoughts are already straying to Autumn, and the things back on home turf that I am gagging to snap up tickets for. Here’s my West End Wishlist!

1. An American In Paris at The Dominion-Sweeping Gershwin melodies, old skool MGM style romance and a smash hit run on Broadway all make this transfer top of my list. S’WONNNNNNNDERFULLLLLLL S’MARRRRVELLLOUSSSSSSSSSSSS


2. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at The Criterion- Okay, I have actually already seen this BEYOND BRILL farce, but the wordplay and the writing plus the hysterical slapstick elements make this worthy of another watch. (p.s so stoked for Mischief Theatre, the brains behind this and the ALMIGHTY Play That Goes Wrong for their awesome news- their festive fiasco Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be televised on BBC this Christmas. GO ON TEAM!)

bank robbery

3. Nice Fish at The Harold Pinter- because Mark Rylance. That’s enough of a reason.


4. Beautiful at The Aldwych- despite having grown up with Tapestry on repeat on my walkman (swag) I STILL haven’t seen this! Carole King is the sound of my youth so this biographical show is burning a hole in my list. I well up every time I hear the opening strains of the title track of that album man.


5. The Libertine at Theatre Royal Haymarket- I am such a fan of naughty John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester and all his incredibly rude poems about doing unspeakable things to his page and wanton shepherdesses strewn under weeping willows and I actually love the film version of this, so I’m super keen to see swoony old Dominic Cooper take on the role next month.


What’s on your theatre wishlist?


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  1. Charlie Elliott

    August 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I want front row to The Libertine so I can lick Dominic Cooper.
    Charlie, Distracted

  2. Aaron Prior

    August 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Any West End wonders would suit just fine, to be honest. Haven’t been able to keep up to date for a while and especially when I go to Denmark, I think I’ll crave the theatre community even more!
    Some fantastic looking productions on this list. I have to agree with the Mark Rylance comment. He’s enough to take me to anything as long as he’s attached!

  3. Claire

    September 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I still can’t believe I haven’t seen Beautiful either – Carole King fangirl, right here! Fancy seeing if we can get some day tickets?

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