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Sometimes you need a night out with the ladies – whether it’s for a special occasion, to celebrate an important milestone, or just because you deserve to have fun. Whatever the reason, a night out together in London is the perfect way to make some great memories, and there is plenty to see and experience in the city.
Start your night out in the capital with a fantastic theatre show – you’ll find everything from feel-good sing-alongs, to sizzling hot performances. And if you’re planning to party afterwards, just make sure that you’ve booked yourselves a touch of luxury to relax in – the Barbican Rooms by Montcalm are one of the best places in the city to enjoy an elegant pamper while being close enough to all of the action.
Read on for some of the best theatre shows on right now, and start planning that perfect ladies’ night out.
The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
If you and your ladies are big Disney fans, then the thought of belting out all of your favourite hits from this award-winning theatrical adaptation will be all you need to get the perfect night out started.
As well as featuring all of the fantastic songs we all know and love, this incredible adaptation of the animated classic comes alive on the big stage, courtesy of the magnificent set, special effects, and of course, the incredible actors. The beautifully detailed costumes and masks will leave you in awe, while the rich and complex live music brings the sound of the Serengeti to life, right in the heart of London.
You’ll find the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. Group bookings are available for the show, and it’s worth booking in advance, to get the best deal. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink by the theatre, but if you fancy something that is great value and a little less overcrowded with tourists, head a little further afield. Hankies Montcalm offers delicious, Indian-inspired tapas dishes, that are perfect for sharing together.
Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre
An evening of ABBA’s greatest hits, combined with a heartwarming, feel-good story, is pretty much all you need for a perfect girls’ night out. This global smash hit is one of the longest-running shows in the West End, and with good reason. No matter how well you know the plot, it’s hard not to get caught up with the on-stage magic, and when the first ABBA classic starts up, you know you’ll be in for a great night.
Best of all, every show ends with a fun curtain call, where everyone in the audience can jump up and join in on the fun. With brilliant choreography, fantastic musical performances and a sun-filled narrative, this is the perfect show when you need something uplifting and positive in your life.
The Novello Theatre is easiest to access from Covent Garden station. If you’re planning to stay the night in the city after the performance, be sure to check out London hotels special offers to get the best deal.
Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Waitress might just be the perfect theatre show when you want to show your friends how much they mean to you. This sweet as pie musical celebrates the power of female friendships, as well as the many pleasures of baked goods, and follows the adventures of an everyday diner waitress, who finds herself dealing with an unexpected bun in the oven.
This charming musical is never sickly sweet, and part of its magic comes from the all-female writing and creative team, that have put together a stunning show, full of memorable songs, a strong cast, and a heartwarming conclusion, serving up all the ingredients you need for a special night out with your favourite people.
You’ll find the beautiful Art Deco Adelphi Theatre in the busy and vibrant West End district. It’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance as it’s an extremely popular performance.
Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome
Anyone who has experienced the original Magic Mike movies that have inspired this live stage version will know just what to expect, but just in case it’s unfamiliar, you can expect lots of titillation and impressive male physiques on display, impressive acrobatics and dance skills, along with a loosely structured plot.
The storyline isn’t the key feature at this performance, however, and if you’re looking for a show for a ladies’ night out, this might be just the naughty treat you’ve been looking for. Expect a fun show that centres around the original strip club featured in the film, with plenty of thrilling dance scenes, light comedy and stage antics. And of course, you’ll get to see the boys strut their stuff to that infamous track.
The Hippodrome Casino is close to Leicester Square. While the venue and in-house casino can be a great night out, if you’re looking for somewhere a little more relaxing and elegant to relax in after the steamy performance, check out the Montcalm Hotel London, which is a short train ride away.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
For a ladies’ night out with a difference, this sweet and heartwarming stage show is thought-provoking, inspiring, and packed with immense feel-good power, and is the perfect 21st-century stage musical.
Centred around a true story that made headlines after being featured on a TV documentary, the show features a young boy living on a Sheffield council estate, who goes on to step into his own spotlight and defy prejudice, with his ambition to wear a dress to the annual school prom.
This award-winning show is full of warmth and memorable tunes, as well as a hugely talented cast. It’s the ideal stage show if you fancy a break from the classic West End staples, and want to enjoy something a little more contemporary and exciting.
What tickets are you going to book for your next ladies’ night out? Whatever you decide, make it a luxury evening for all with a stay at one of our Montcalm Hotels in London.