I’ve always loved going to the theatre to see plays and musicals, but never had much opportunity to where I grew up in Scotland. So since moving to New York I have been taking advantage of all the amazing theatre the city has to offer, both on and off Broadway.
Show tickets can get very pricey very quickly, but I found out almost every show has a lottery or what are known as ‘rush tickets’, which means when the box office opens the first 20 people or so in line get highly discounted tickets. This has made it easier to see lots of shows! Many of them have been really great, but my absolute highlight was seeing Come From Away– and here’s why!
Life around New York is so busy and fast paced, there is always so much going on and so many people in a rush. Come From Away is set in a small town community in Newfoundland, Canada and tells the true story of 9/11 when 38 large planes were re-directed to land here and the town over doubled in size for over a week. It is a wonderful warm story about a community coming together and the whole feel of it reminded me of the small town communities in Scotland, and home.
I took the cover picture earlier this year on a trip to the beautiful Island of Rum, which is off the west coast of Scotland. The island only has a population of around 20 people but such an amazing sense of community, so welcoming and so much fun. It makes me excited to travel more, but also to see more shows in New York!!