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Top Shows for Mother’s Day 2017

By Molly Richardson
Tuesday 21 March 2017

Are you in need of a show to see this Mother’s Day? – Well never fear! We’re here to give you some inspiration on what you could see for the perfect Mother’s Day treat…

Top Shows for Mother’s Day 2017

Mamma Mia!

I mean, it’s in the title! I’m sure it’s one of those shows we’ve all heard of, especially thanks to the hit film of the same name, however, in case you didn’t know the story tells of a mother, a daughter and her 3 possible dads in a trip down the aisle on a sunny Greek island you’ll never forget! All of which is told through the music of ABBA, to give a story of love, laughter and friendship that brings joy and leaves you dancing in the aisles! Find out more details about the show here...


The Girls

A newcomer to the West End, which has had people falling instantly head over heels in love with it. The story is based on the film Calendar Girls, which tells the inspiring true story of the women of Yorkshire who went nude for a calendar for the WI to raise funds for charity. With music penned by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth too, it’s bound to win you over. Find out more details about the show here...


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Now on its 2nd year in the West End, this is a story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. That girl being Carole King, and it’s a wonderful story that showcases some of the greatest hits from the 50s and 60s. Just prepare to feel the earth move (under your feet)! Find out more details about the show here...


Kinky Boots

This show is full of high energy, raging sass and utter joy. The story is inspired by true events, and tells of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory and is looking for fresh ideas to save the family business – and that’s where cabaret star Lola steps in… With music by Cyndi Lauper, costumes to envy and a story to be charmed by – it makes for a wonderful evening out. Just make sure there’s plenty of REEEEDDDDD! Find out more details about the show here...


Stepping Out

Just recently opening, this play is led by Amanda Holden in a funny and heart-warming story that follows the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grip with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala… Sure to make a perfect girls night with plenty of laughs. Find out more details about the show here...


An American in Paris

Fresh from Broadway, this recent opening and revival will sweep you away. American GI, Jerry Mulligan, is striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility – but following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. It’s already raking in great reviews, and why not enjoy a night in the romantic scenes of Paris. Find out more details about the show here...


Dreamgirls

Performing for the first time on the West End, this glittering tale of a revolutionary time in American music history – where a young female singing trio learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous. Feel the glam for ‘One Night Only’ in this inspiring story! Find out more details about the show here...


42nd Street

Opening just in time for Mother’s Day, this revival will be the perfect excuse to start the jazz hands. The tale tells of young Peggy Sawyer, who is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway – that is until the leading lady gets injured. She might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of… Find out more details about the show here...


The Glass Menagerie

This classic Tennessee Williams play stars Cherry Jones, and the story is about a family struggling to survive on hopes and dreams; with a domineering mother, a daughter lost in a world of her own and a son desperate to leave. A great dramatic piece to be enjoyed! Find out more details about the show here...


Jersey Boys

This may seem an odd choice with there being only a few days left to catch it, but I thought it was rather fitting that it was closing on Mother’s Day. It tells an unforgettable true-life story a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks that quickly became one of the biggest pop music phenomenons. That group being Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s a shame it’s leaving, but if you can scramble for some tickets, it’s one worth catching. Find out more details about the show here...


There we have it, hope you enjoyed hearing my suggestions of what to see on the West End this Mother’s Day. Let me know what show you’ll be seeing!


Molly Richardson

Blogger & Reviewer. If lost please return to the nearest theatre or cinema. A lover of all things Disney and Lush. Also found at mollytheblogger.wordpress.com.

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