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Top Theatre Shows you Should Take Your Mum to For Mother’s Day

For those of you who may have forgotten that Mother’s Day is Sunday the 26th of March or are struggling to find the perfect gift, you’re in luck. We’ve come together with Shows in London to find you the best shows around at the moment that will make the perfect treat for mum (and you).

Getting to London by train

Getting to London by train is so simple and convenient, with a large number of stations around the capital being served by multiple railways; you can sit back, relax and enjoy some extra time with your mum on your way to the theatre. Below are a list of London’s major train stations and where in the UK they’ll connect you:

Euston Station - London to Birmingham; London to Glasgow; London to Manchester; London to Liverpool.

London Paddington - London to the West Midlands; London to Thames Valley; London to Bath; London to Bristol.

St Pancras Station - London to Yorkshire; London to East Midlands. King's Cross - London to Leeds; London to Newcastle; London to Edinburgh.

Liverpool Street - London to Stansted Airport; London to Cambridge; London to Norwich.

London Marylebone - London to Birmingham; London to Aylesbury.

Buying your train tickets to London could not be simpler either when you book your train tickets with redspottedhanky.com. So don’t delay, and book your train tickets today.

Dreamgirls - Savoy Theatre

Nearest Train Station: London Charing Cross Train Station

This much-anticipated new production is directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony and Olivier Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Amber Riley (Glee) plays ‘Effie White’.

Featuring the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘One Night Only’ and ‘Listen’, the legendary musical hit Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway in 1981. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and a book by Tom Eyen, the story is centred on the aspirations and successes of various R&B acts, such as James Brown, The Supremes, Jackie Wilson, The Shirelles, and others. It follows a trio of young female artists from Chicago, known as ‘The Dreams’, and their rise to musical stardom in the 1960s.

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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Nearest Train Station: London Charing Cross Train Station

The highly anticipated new production of 42nd Street comes to the West End, with an all-singing 50 plus cast, ready to rock the auditorium at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Broadway’s Biggest Show featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You. 42nd Street arrives on the West End’s biggest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Spring 2017.

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of...

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Mamma Mia! – Novello Theatre

Nearest Train Station: London Charing Cross Train Station

One bride, three fathers and an ageing girl band come together on an idyllic Greek island in a worldwide hit that will warm your heart, share your feelings and have you dancing in the aisles. Supported by a wealth of ABBA classics, Mamma Mia! has been thrilling theatregoers around the world since 1999, and you will not fail to be dazzled by this energetic, funny and poignant production. How can you resist it?!

If you are not familiar with the musical, it’s not the story of ABBA, but follows in the footsteps of many recent “jukebox” musicals. It is the story of a girl who is to be married on a Greek island, who finds her mother's diary, dot, dot, dot… This raises the million dollar question of just who is her biological father. The ABBA songs include those written throughout their career, with airings given to beautiful love songs and bittersweet songs inspired by the band members’ break-ups with each other.

ABBA fan or not, this show will blow you away. Buy your tickets here.

The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre

Nearest Train Station: London Charing Cross Train Station

The Phantom of the Opera has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony's on Broadway and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It won the 'Magic Radio Audience Award', voted by the public, in the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards. The Phantom of the Opera, which opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9 October 1986 starred Michael Crawford as 'The Phantom' and Sarah Brightman as 'Christine.' It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Limited.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.

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Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre

Nearest Train Station: London Victoria Train Station

When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', re-imagined the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' in 1900.

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads, and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

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