Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with tickets to West End shows
Calling all mums, sisters, aunties, grandmothers, and anyone who takes on a mothering responsibility! Mother’s Day is fast approaching in the UK (this year it’s on 27 March) and it’s a wonderful time of year to give thanks to the female figures in your life. Show how much you love your mum — or any influential female figure in your life — by treating them to West End theatre tickets.
See a West End show on Mothering Sunday or plan a belated trip to the theatre. Rekindle the joy of family time at inspirational shows such as Come From Away, or fall in love with old stories again at female-led shows such as Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Drifters Girl. Here are our top picks for West End shows to see for Mother’s Day.
You may not see your mother every day. And for some people, their mothers may not be here with us. Regardless, everyone longs to spend time with their loved ones and reflect on their incredible lives. Come From Away teaches audiences the importance of connection and igniting that spark with special individuals in our lives, whether it be family, friends, or kind strangers.
Come From Away follows the inspirational stories of 7,000 air passengers who suddenly found themselves diverted to the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland. Together, the stranded travellers form their own family with each other and the Gander residents, and by the end they all form lifelong bonds. Treat your everyday hero this Mother’s Day to Come From Away tickets.
You can dance, you can jive, and now you can have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! in the West End with (who else?) your mamma! There’s a mother-daughter relationship at the centre of this upbeat jukebox musical which fuses plenty of shocking family narratives.
The Mamma Mia! matriarch Donna is putting the finishing touches on her daughter Sophie’s wedding. Sophie’s due to marry Sky on an idyllic Greek island, but there’s one thing her mother can’t do ahead of the big day — find her father. Sophie invites all three potential dads to the island and must make sure Donna doesn’t find the men around. Mamma Mia! has everything you could want in a musical: weddings, ballads, joy, laughter, and plenty of ABBA songs.
Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis aren’t two people you’d initially expect to be soulmates. One’s a high-flying businessman, while the other gets her kicks on Rodeo Drive in other ways. Together, they’re unstoppable, but can Vivian Ward fall into a new life?
See Hollywood’s glamorous love story unfold in a musical way at Pretty Woman: The Musical this Mother’s Day. There are motherly figures to look out for; Vivian’s best friend Kit teaches her right from wrong and encourages Vivian to chase her dreams. And for the women of a certain age, there’s original music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance to enjoy too.
Mother’s Day typically takes place in the spring, but in the West End, you can experience the best of all four seasons in one day. Experience spring, summer, autumn, and winter at Jersey Boys, the story of the sensational Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Trafalgar Theatre.
Jersey Boys centres on the New Jersey vocal quartet who took over the world with pop, rock, and Frankie Valli’s iconic falsetto. Discover how the band navigated life in the public eye through songs like “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” on their path to becoming musical legends. Don’t be “Beggin’” for the perfect Mother’s Day present; secure your Jersey Boys tickets now.
Elphaba’s mother, Melena Thropp, altered her daughter’s life — and future — forever thanks to a powerful potion that greenified Elphaba’s skin. Glinda’s mother raised her daughter to be prim, proper, and the most popular kid around. When Elphaba and Glinda lay eyes on one another, they’re sickened by what they see. But when they learn more about what’s under the surface, they become inseparable.
Elphaba and Glinda try to support one another until they find themselves at a crossroads on the Yellow Brick Road and can’t mollycoddle each other. There are plenty of maternal life lessons to take away from Wicked: how to raise children, educate young people, and teach the value of independence.
Faye Treadwell was more than just a pioneering music manager. She acted as a motherly figure to vocalists who sang under the Drifters brand. See how Faye Treadwell transformed the music industry and continued to fight for equality in The Drifters Girl. Beverley Knight originates the role of Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl, joined by a stellar cast including Matt Henry and Tarinn Callender.
The Drifters Girl features 1960s chart-topping songs such as “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Stand By Me,” and “Harlem Child.” So if the motherly figure in your life grew up with the Drifters’ records, it’s the ideal musical to reminisce over past eras at.
We’d all argue that our mother is “Simply the Best,” right? Well, why not show your mum or influential female figure just how much you love them by buying Tina: The Tina Turner Musical West End tickets. The powerful musical follows the life of Tina Turner as she broke out of the “Nutbush City Limits” to become a formidable superstar.
Everybody’s got their favourite Tina Turner song: “Proud Mary,” “Private Dancer,” and “I Don’t Wanna Fight,” to name a few. Now with this musical in London, you won’t have to ask what love’s got to do with Mother’s Day. Do something kind and book tickets for someone special this Mother’s Day.