This is the first year of Stage to Page and I've been lucky enough to see so many incredible productions. In fact, I've seen 70+ shows this year...which is probably more than I've seen in all the previous years of my life combined! While it's incredibly difficult to pick my top 10 productions of 2022, I've finally whittled it down. The talent from theatre this year has been astounding, so without further ado, let's take a look at my personal favourites from 2022.

10. Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's Theatre, London

A musical that's had a home in London's West End for the past 35 years and it's not difficult to see why. The music for this production is timeless and the recent changes to the show has seemed to make it more popular than ever in London. Lucy St Louis' time in Phantom has been sensational and I'll be sad to see her leave soon. You can check out our review here.

9. Fantastically Great Women - Rose Theatre, Kingston

The world needs more musicals like this one. It's new, exciting and filled with powerful messages throughout. While it's clearly aimed at a younger audience, I've still had the soundtrack on repeat since seeing the production back in April. A true celebration of the unforgotten women in world history. You can check out our review here.

8. Millennials - The Other Palace, London

Another new musical to make our list is Millennials. Simply for the experience alone, this production has to be in the top 10. The entire studio of The Other Palace was transformed for Millennials and you could enjoy the show from the comfort of a ball pit, Rugrats picnic blankets and even toy cars! The interaction throughout the show was second to none, and Cleve September was fantastic. You can check out our review here.

7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Gielgud Theatre, London

This play only just made the list for 2022! As I'm writing this, I've just come back from my visit at To Kill a Mockingbird and I was simply blown away. A timeless classic that still manages to capture the audience, be relevant to today's news, while also giving you moral dilemmas to think about post-show. Our five star review for this show will be coming soon.

6. Choir of Man - Arts Theatre, London

One of the greatest feel good shows I've ever seen. 90 minutes at the local pub with 9 incredibly talented male performers. The music is vast and covers a range of genres over the years. It's funny, uplifting and you absolutely need to pay a visit to The Jungle before it closes it's doors. You can check out our review here.

5. Mad House - Ambassadors Theatre, London

A thought-provoking play that had simply some of the best acting I've ever seen on stage. Bill Pullman and David Harbour were both completely captivating in their roles, and I'd love to see them back on the West End stage soon. A simple, but effective story. You can check out our review here.

4. & Juliet - Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Words can not describe how much this show means to me. It gave me the confidence to go the theatre on my own, as well as make some amazing friends along the way. The cast at the beginning of the year will always have a special place in my heart. Plus, the soundtrack is still incredibly playable...even a year on! You can check out our review here.

3. Moulin Rouge - Piccadilly Theatre, London

If you've followed my reviews, you'll know that I'm a huge Jamie Muscato fan, so I broke my Moulin Rouge virginity on his Christian debut and the show blew my mind. The atmosphere, the staging, the costumes; all second to none. And of course, Jamie's El Tango de Roxanne is truly sensational. You can check out our review here.

2. Bonnie & Clyde - Arts Theatre, London

This was the top pick of the year until this month and it only just missed out on top spot. A show I went to see 12 times, and I'm sure I'll be back many more times once it reopens in March at a bigger theatre. The soundtrack is one of my favourites and I even got a Raise a Little Hell tattoo (written by Jordan Luke Gage) to commemorate my love for this show. You can check out our review here.

1. Newsies - Troubadour Theatre, Wembley 

And our top spot goes to Newsies. Individually, it isn't my favourite soundtrack or story. And while I loved the pro-shot on Disney+, the London production just has a certain something when it all comes together. Michael and Bronte are unbelievably talented leading cast members. And it's the first time I've given a standing ovation in the middle of a show. Seize the Day is one of the most stunning pieces of theatre I've ever seen live on stage. You can check out our review here.

What's been your top production of 2022? I'd love to hear your thoughts below! Happy new year and I can't wait to see what 2023 brings.

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