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Give Mum a Theatrical Gift This Mother’s Day!

5 May 2020 by TodayTix
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner – and Mum deserves a treat this year more than ever! You may not be able to take Mum to see a musical or her favourite ballet company this year, but we have some ideas about how you can still indulge her love of theatre!

Gift Cards
Surprise Mum or the leading lady in your life with a gift voucher from one of our brilliant theatre and performing arts organisations. A few suggestions below, all of whom offer gift cards with long validity, meaning she will be able to choose when we are all back performing!

Opera Australia
The Australian Ballet
Sydney Theatre Company
Melbourne Theatre Company
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Bell Shakespeare
Sydney Dance Company
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Belvoir Theatre
Ensemble Theatre
Malthouse Theatre
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
La Mama

Theatre on DVD
You may not be able to take mum to see a show, but you can still enjoy some great Aussie theatre at home! Here are just a few DVDs you can get your hands on… 

The Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers: Live Collection
This brilliant pair have stormed comedy stages around the world for 30 years – and you can see some of their greatest performances in this collection.

“La Traviata”

Opera Australia’s La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s “La Traviata” season was cancelled this year – but luckily you can still experience on this BluRay recording from Opera Australia’s 2012 season. Pour a glass of sparkling and enjoy!

Billy Elliot: The Musical” – Live from London
One of Australia’s favourite musicals of all time, filmed in London’s West End, is available on DVD. Talk about electricity!

La La Land”
It may not be a musical YET, but “La La Land” is such a celebration of musicals, and with songs written by Tony-winners Pasek and Paul, it will hit the spot for your mum.

The Pirates of Penzance
Mum’s fave Anthony Warlow stars in this production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, along with the amazing David Hobson. 

Theatre Books
There are also so many great books about theatre – taking you behind the scenes to learn more about the history and workings.

The Australian Musical – From the Beginning
Broadway to Main Street
The House – the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House