Since I'm a massive theatre fan, and live just 80 minutes away from London, I go to see West End shows about three times a year. This year I've seen Wicked (for the second time) and a production of The Tempest at the Globe Theatre. In December I'll also be seeing Richard II (David Tennant's in it! Yay!) Next year I'll be seeing Miss Saigon and I'm planning on going to see Phantom of the Opera and/or Les Miserables again. I'm also seeing Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss and Hadley Fraser in Coriolanus but only because they're doing a live recording that they're screening into cinemas. I couldn't get the tickets to see it at the Donmar. Oh and I'm very tempted to see Mojo. I know barely anything about the play but it's got Ben Whishaw, Colin Morgan and Rupert Grint in it! But in addition to going to the West End I also try to see any interesting shows that visit my hometown on tour. I'm seeing War Horse in a couple of weeks and in July I'll be seeing Wicked again. But in 2014 there are quite a few shows that are visiting my hometown that look interesting! The thing is, I just haven't got the money to justify seeing all of them. Anyway, that's enough preamble and I'd like some advice. Of these various shows which do you think is the best and which do you think I should see? I feel I can only justify seeing one - or maybe two - that are on this list.
Fiddler on the Roof - I still haven't seen the film yet and I only know the musical's most famous songs (If I Were a Rich Man, etc). But I do really like those songs!
Singin in the Rain - I've only seen the film once but I did love it and the West End reviews for the recent stage production were excellent. But in my scepticism I wonder if it will be as good?
Evita - It's been over 10 years since I last saw the film adaptation but I've been listening to the music on YouTube a lot lately and I really love a lot of the songs from it (Rainbow High, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, etc) The reviews that I've read for this current production have been really good. The story seems like a less interesting Elisabeth to me but I'm still intrigued.
Cats - This musical seems to be one of those musicals that people either love or hate. From what I've gathered it doesn't seem to have much of a plot but people still rave about the music, the dancing and the general spectacle of it.