Emmie Newitt

West End shows to see this Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day in London in style with an unforgettable experience at one of the city’s captivating shows. Here’s our guide to the best shows to see in London for this special occasion.

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Whether your mum enjoys the classic tunes of a West End production like MAMMA MIA! or the gripping storyline of a new play like THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, London promises to make this Mother’s Day truly special. So why not make memories together and immerse yourselves in the magic of London’s theatres.

Melodic Delights: Must-See Musicals for Mother's Day in London!

Mamma Mia

mamma mia mothers dayStevie Doc and Mazz Murray in Mamma Mia. Credit Brinkhoff/Moenburg

See one of the most unforgettable bonds between a mother and her daughter in the timeless show, MAMMA MIA!. Set against the backdrop of a picturesque Greek island, this jukebox musical weaves together the iconic hits of ABBA with a heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and self-discovery. Audiences leave smiling, singing along and feeling uplifted long after seeing this show.

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hamilton londonShan Ako as Eliza Hamilton and Declan Spaine as Alexander Hamilton. Photo by Danny Kaan.

If there is a musical that offers a poignant and inspiring experience which celebrates the strength, resilience, and legacy of mothers throughout history - it's HAMILTON. Lin Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical reimagines the life of Alexander Hamilton, with an unforgettable hip-hop soundtrack integrated through it. Bond with your mother over history, music and the enduring power of maternal love with this show.

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Matilda The Musical

hamilton londonCurrent cast of Matilda the Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

A heartwarming and whimsical show, MATILDA THE MUSICAL celebrates the bond between mothers and daughters. Based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, this enchanting musical follows the extraordinary journey of a young girl who has a vivid imagination and a thirst for knowledge. With its catchy songs, witty humor, and heartfelt moments, MATILDA THE MUSICAL offers a delightful theatrical experience that both mothers and daughters can enjoy together

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Company of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan PerssonCompany of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan Persson

Set against the backdrop of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill estate, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE is a powerful musical that delves into the lives of three families spanning five decades, exploring themes of love, loss, and resilience. As the characters navigate the challenges of their intertwined lives, they are bound together by their shared experiences and the enduring power of family. With its stirring music, captivating storytelling, and richly drawn characters, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE provides a moving tribute to the strength and sacrifice of mothers everywhere.

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Emotive Experiences: Captivating Plays to Enrich Mother's Day

The Hills of California

the-hills-of-california-jez-butterworthNicola Turner, Nancy Allsop, Lara McDonnell and Sophia Ally in The Hills of California. Photograph: Mark Douet

THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA is a new play by Jez Butterworth telling us about an ambitious mother in 1950s Blackpool and her undying passion for her children to be stars. Now 20 years later, they gather to reexamine their past together. This play contains a complex mother-daughter relationship which would offer a moving trip to the theatre.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

sarah snook the picture of dorian graySarah Snook in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Photo by Marc Brenner.

If you fancy some more serious theatre this Mother's Day, check out THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Featuring the award-winning actor Sarah Snook, watch her individually play all 26 roles. This brilliant re-working of Oscar Wilde's classic horror story is something you won't forget.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

the play that goes wrong 2023 castThe Play That Goes Wrong 2023 West End Cast.

Put a huge smile on your mum’s face this Mother’s Day with a trip to see the side-splitting comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Join the cast of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage a murder mystery production, only to encounter a cascade of problems along the way. Promising chaos from start to finish, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG appeals to audiences of all ages.A great show to watch!

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With such a fantastic selection of theatre to see this Mother's Day, treat her to the best of what London has to offer. Book your theatre tickets from London Box Office today, you won't be disappointed!