How To Choose The Perfect Show for Mother’s Day

Mums come in all shapes and sizes – and one size most definitely does not fit all! Treat that special person in your life this Mother’s Day with a trip to London’s glittering West End: Mums can be step-mums, carers, gran, a special aunt, friend or, let’s face it, even your Dad in a pair of kinky boots! So, show someone you care about them this Mothering Sunday with our tips on what to see – for every type of Mum!

Many shows don’t perform on Sundays so we think it’s best to book ahead for a future date, then just pop your tickets in a lovely Mother’s Day card and you’ll be sure they have something special to look forward to later in the year!

Classical Mum

The King and I – Treat your Mum to this sumptuous revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Opens June 2018
The Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s Fairytale classic. From June 2018.
London Philharmonic Orchestra – choose from any of this world-renowned orchestra’s classical concert series.

Serial Mom

Chicago –Hollywood stars, greed, corruption and choreography to die for!
The Mousetrap – There’s a dead body, but who dunnit? Perfect for the even the most murderous mum.
Little Shop of Horrors – The carnivorous musical heads to the Regents Park open air theatre – a killer treat for any mum this summer.


Camp as T*ts Mum

Strictly Ballroom – Baz Luhrmann’s classic musical tangos on to the West End stage in May.
Kinky Boots – get out those killer heels and strut on down to the Adelphi Theatre for the West End’s most fabulous night out!
There’s Something about Jamie – If you like your musicals gender-fluid then don’t miss this heartbreaking, funny and gorgeous show about coming of age and breaking down doors!
Songs For Nobodies – Bernadette Robinson brings Judy Garland, Edith Piaf and every other Diva you can image to the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall. Don’t miss it!

Rock Mom

Bat Out of Hell – The surprise hit of last summer – this big brash beast of a show is back in April!
School of Rock – Laugh, cry and rock it out! This Broadway smash is still rocking the New London!


Showgirl Mum
42nd Street – Come and meet those dancing feet! Glitz, glamour and the best tap dancing you’ll ever see!
Dancing on Ice Live Tour Get your skates on! Wherever you are, this year’s tour is coming to a town near you!


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Mamma Mia! – What better way to tell your Mum you love her than with an Abba song?
Tina – No Proud Mary can miss this rags to riches life story of Tina Turner.
Dreamgirls – Unleash your mum’s inner-diva with this tale of the music industry making stars and breaking hearts.


Romantic Weepy Mum

Phantom of the Opera – The West End’s greatest love story will leave you reaching for the tissues.
Les Miserables – If you’ve seen it before, go again…and again…and again.
Brief Encounter – the classic film comes to life on stage. We adored it and now it’s back!

Thinking Mum
– Not just a game but one of Musical Theatre’s finest scores – and it’s got Michael Ball in it!
Company – Classy, sassy, smart and starring Mel from Bakeoff as well as Broadway legend Patti Lupone.
The Grinning Man – Brilliant puppetry and even more brilliant humans!

Culture Mum
– Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Moliere’s comedic masterpiece relocates to Tinseltown but loses none of its wit.
Lady Windermere’ Fan – Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners exposes the hypocrisy of Victorian society, with help from Jennifer Saunders.

Laugh Out Loud Mum
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
– screwball comedy, slick farce and a bank heist that couldn’t possibly go wrong…
The Play That Goes Wrong – now a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, the title tells you all you need to know!

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration? And to all the mums, aunts, carers, grans, and kinky-booted dads out there…A Very Happy Mother’s Day!

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