Come From Away West End – Phoenix Theatre, London

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Expectations: 4/5

Reality: 4.5/5

Chronic Illness-Friendly: 3/5

[#GIFTED] Thank you so much to the team at Official London Theatre for arranging this trip in return for a piece all about our experiences from a chronic illness-perspective, which you can find here!

Seeing Come From Away was without a doubt one of my theatre highlights of the year. Utterly incomparable to anything else I’ve seen, the story takes place following the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks, as the North American airspace is forced to close. The passengers aboard airplanes at the time of the incident find themselves emergency landing and then stranded in Gander: a small island off the East Coast of Canada, with no way of moving on or continuing their journeys until it’s once again deemed safe to fly.

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Musical Theatre Must-See List 2019

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New year, new idealistic musical theatre plans…

I haven’t done a post like this before, but after sharing quite a scrappy note of my must-see list on my Instagram stories and seeing people’s curiosity (which made my heart warm: you lot are my FAVES), I decided to share my 2019 must-see musicals list here as well. Everything’s linked by the title, and I hope you find some potential new favourites on there for yourselves too.

I’ll tell you right now that there’s no chance I’m going to see everything on this list, but I’m sure as heck giving it a good go. I’ve known for a while that 2019 was going to be a Good Theatre Year for me, with so many of my all-time favourites heading out on tour and some much-anticipated musicals transferring to the West End. So, if you too are one of the lucky souls living in Yorkshire surrounded by incredible regional theatre, you can find my top picks below. And keep scrolling for some West End highlights (and deals and discounts!) too… 

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