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THE STORY

How does someone learn to live...

...from someone who's going to die?

Wish List is the story of how a troubled, disillusioned boy
learns to live...from a girl who’s going to die.

Bruno is 18 years old.

Bruno hates his life.

And, nestled between the ‘self-help’ and ‘travel’ section of his local charity shop, Bruno discovers a polaroid camera strapped to a white notebook titled ‘My Wish List’.

Inside is a handwritten message from a girl called Alyssa.

Alyssa is 17 years old.

Alyssa has Leukemia.

Alyssa has a year to live.

And, within the pages of her Wish List are six wild, daring things Alyssa wishes she could do before she dies. But can’t.

So instead, she offers the challenge to the brave soul who finds her book - able to live the journey through the photos they take with the polaroid and slot into the pages of the Wishlist. She notes the address of her hospice to return the book to - the same charity as the charity shop.

Convinced it might cure his own past demons, Bruno embarks on a spontaneous journey around the world, with only the Wishlist, the polaroid camera and his imagined embodiment of Alyssa - conjured only from her vibrant, life-loving words.

Between watching the clock and fleeting eccentric encounters en route, Bruno falls in love with her...but at what cost?

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WISH LIST IS NOW IN DEVELOPMENT 

WITH PERFECT PITCH MUSICALS

In April 2023, Wish List received its first development workshop, supported by Perfect Pitch musicals.

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In February 2024, Wish List received a second industry workshop at West End's Soho Place, presented by Perfect Pitch musicals.

'MAKING A MUSICAL' PODCAST

Wish List featured in The Other Palace's 2023 Making a Musical Podcast Series.

Listen here...

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Songs featured on the podcast...

No-one Can Fix MeCharli Eglinton
00:00 / 03:00
Turn The PageCharli Eglinton
00:00 / 02:47
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