Mother's Day Gift Ideas
By Emily Howe
As Mothers Day 2017 fast approaches, the age old question springs back into our minds, What will top last years flowers and chocolates? You spend weeks racking your brain and scouring the internet in search of the perfect gift for your more than deserving mum, but every time you fall back into the same routine, giving her slightly nicer chocolates and slightly nicer flowers than last year.
Sound familiar? Do not worry help is at hand!
Weve put together a list of the top shows guaranteed to wow your mum this Mothers Day. If you want to take her to her very first West End show, or want to treat her to the best seat in the house for that classic play shes been dying to see theres a show on this list for her! Scroll down to find the gift that will absolutely knock her socks off and have her talking about for years to come.
Our mums deserve be pampered 365 days a year, we all know that. But if your budget allows for just One Night Only of luxury for your mum - be sure to make your destination the beautiful Savoy Theatre and blow her away with a ticket to the stunning new production of Dreamgirls!
Just nominated for 5 Olivier awards, inducing Best New Musical; be transported to the glamorous world of emerging 60s R&B, and join this energetic cast in the West End as they belt out iconichits from the show, including And I am Telling You, Listen and many more! With exquisite costumes, stunning vocal arrangements and larger than life choreography, this 5 star show will have you and your mum singing and dancing all the way down The Strand!
Touring across the UK
Was your mum a budding ballet girl growing up? I wonder if she ever had a classmate like Billy Elliot; the boy who swapped boxing for ballet, turned his family upside down and danced his way into the nations hearts... Dead Mam (no spoilers, thats her actual character name) watches over Billy throughout the show and reminds us that a mothers love is always there, even if she isnt always around to give it.
The scenes between Billy and his mum are some of the most moving and emotional in the entire show so bring plenty of tissues! Billy Elliot thrilled audiences on the West End for over 10 years, and is continuing to wow audiences up and down the country with its 2017 UK tour, and the perfect ticket gift is waiting for those of you hailing from Liverpool and Milton Keynes.
How could we make a Mothers Day post without mentioning this show it has mamma in the name! If youve moved out since Mothers Day 2016, you might have found that opportunities to spend time with mum are a lot harder to come by nowadays - so why not spend some quality time together on a beautiful Greek Island WITHOUT have to look for your passport! Featuring the hits of Swedish super group ABBA (otherwise known as everybodys Eurovision guilty pleasure) Mamma Mia! is a mothers and daughters story though and through, and reminds you that youre never too old sing, dance, or even fall in love.
In the West End, Mamma Mia! is currently playing at The Novello Theatre, but if your budget doesnt stretch to a day in London never fear! Mamma Mia! also has a production touring the country.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firths new musical is the hilarious, heart-warming and touching production that is taking the West End by storm. Boasting 5 star reviews from The Daily Mail, Metro, The Sun and more; The Girls is the life affirming true story of a group of WI members who, in an effort to help their grieving friend work through the loss of her husband to cancer; create a nude calendar to raise money for the hospital in which he was treated, and turn it into something monumental.
This is a story that mums, grans and daughters alike will love. So if youre looking for a show to take every generation of the women to (and a guilty pleasure for those special men in your life as well) The Girls is a home run.
If your mother fancies a bit of stand-up, then look no further than the Playhouse Theatre at the end of this month. One half of comedy duo 'Baddiel and Skinner' and all-round funny man David will be entertaining crowds from 28th March with his disrespectful comedy show My Family: Not The Sitcom.
A frankly honest and on-the-nose tribute to his father and late mother, David Baddiel's most recent routine wowed at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year, and is the perfect choice for a day out to the capital with your extended family. Laugh and cry as you recognise your own flesh and blood in his anecdotes - all about growing old with dysfunctional relatives and more important topics like gay cats.
If musicals arent your thing, and your mum is the kind of woman who prefers her family drama to be on stage instead of off treat her to a ticket for Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie. This Broadway production has been transported from The Great White Way straight into the heart of the West End by Tony Award Winning Director John Tiffany and tells the story of a single mother and her family as they struggle to cope with a life built on the foundations of an empty American Dream.
With stunning performances from an almost entirely Olivier-nominated cast (including Broadway icon Cherry Jones), your mum will love the acclaimed revival of this definitive American play.
Alcohol, mind games and catastrophic truth telling. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is arguably one of the most viciously intense pieces of theatre currently playing on the West End, and is definitely not one for the faint hearted. But if your mum is ready to embark on an emotional rollercoaster, shed better buckle up, because a ticket to this production will provide her with an evening of drama like shes never seen before.
Edward Albees landmark play returns to the West End after 11 years with an all-star cast including Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Conleth Hill (The Producers, Game of Thrones). This is not your typical Mothers Day gift, but why settle for typical when transcendence is simply a click away?
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