One of my pet peeves about myself is that I always fall in love with things after the hype has died down. Whether it be films (I didn’t get into The Lord of the Rings until like 3 years ago), clothes, books or theatre shows I’m also a bit late to the party. This means that there are whole host of shows that I haven’t seen because my little musical heart wasn’t ready yet.
Is it just me or does Broadway and, to a lesser extent, the West End feel inundated with movie to musical adaptations? With Tootsie having just opened on Broadway (and Moulin Rouge! on its way) and BIG coming to London is theatreland suffering from writers block?
I have a confession to make. I haven’t seen and have no desire to see Mary Poppins Returns. Is that bad? Aren’t I meant to be chomping at the bit to see the classic story come to life once again? I’m definitely the prime audience for it, grew up with the OG movie, love musical theatre and am a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but just can’t bring myself to spend the money on it.