Mother’s Day looming? Give her the ol’ razzle dazzle…
Just because performance venues aren’t open yet doesn’t mean you can’t treat Mum to a night on the town – here are the tickets you can book now for a post-Mother’s Day celebration with Mum
By Becky Hardy
THIS IS TOMORROW
Friday 28th May – Sunday 30th May
Exhibition Park, Newcastle
If your Mum isn’t a regular Mum – if your Mum’s a cool Mum – then listen up: Newcastle’s stupendous open-air festival is back, and this year it promises to be better than ever.
Once again taking over Newcastle’s Exhibition Park for three days of festival frolics (without having to pitch a tent, #winning), some of our highlights from 2021’s line up include local lasses L Devine, Nadine Shah and Martha Hill, The Kooks, Blossoms and South Shields legend Sam Fender.
Saturday 12th June
Utilita Arena, Newcastle
They’re the men that can’t be moved – despite having their original Newcastle date shuffled around three times because of the pandemic. And let’s be honest, in the eyes of mothers everywhere, Irish pop-rockers The Script are Superheroes. They’ll go down in the Hall of Fame, our mums are sure of it. And even if your Mum will just be seeing them For The First Time in June, you can already rest assured that her reaction will mean you’ll more than Breakeven on what you paid for the tickets.
HERE COME THE BOYS
Sunday 20th June
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Why don’t you and Mum join Strictly’s Aljaz, Pasha and Graziano – alongside a spectacular cast of international dancers, a world champion beatboxer and beyond-lavish production – for what might just be one of the hottest dance tours going.
Following a hit run on the West End, Here Come The Boys promises to be a dance extravaganza that will have you and Mum salsa-ing down the aisles in no time.
THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK
Wednesday 14th July
The world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men) are set to send you and Mum soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped dance destinations.
Pop icons including Destiny’s Child, Shania Twain, Little Mix and the Pussycat Dolls will have your heels tapping as you’re transported from Las Vegas to Las Palmas in a sparkle-filled show where Bollywood meets Broadway. These diamond-clad divas Can-Can to new heights at the Moulin Rouge, before the Euphoria of a Eurovision medley and a Thai Drag Race against time to complete this world tour of wonders.
Friday 3rd September
Durham Gala Theatre
Local legend Sarah always brings the laughs – and goodness knows, we all need a laugh this year. So what better way to put a smile on your Mum’s face this Mother’s Day than by giving her tickets to see one ‘bobby dazzler’ of a comedy show?
In Millican’s sixth international tour, you’ll learn all about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, THE MUSICAL
Tuesday 28th September – Saturday 2nd October
With all the upheaval of the last 12 months, it’s nice to know that this is at least one wedding that’s definitely going ahead!
The smash ‘90s movie My Best Friend’s Wedding – you know the one, with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney – is now a new musical comedy, and we’re all invited. Starring Alexandra Burke, this musical features some of the most iconic pop anthems ever written, including: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, Walk on By and I Say A Little Prayer. And we all know how much Mums love a sing-along.