It’s Mother’s Day at the end of this month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by showing your mum how much she means to you. Last year, I treated my mum to a weekend away in London and used a Thomas Cook Gift Card to watch a glamorous production of The Women in Black.
For years my mum had gone on and on about how she’s bought theatre tickets for other people, but she’d never been to the West End herself. It was made very clear to my Dad, my sister and I that she wanted to get dressed up and watch either a glitzy musical or a thought-provoking play, depending on her mood.
I’d trawled the internet for the best deal on last-minute booking websites, but I couldn’t decide on what show she’d want to watch. And, as it had been built up for years, I wanted to make sure the one I would choose was right. That’s why buying a Gift Card was good for me, because all I had to do was put money on it and pop it in her card. After opening her over the top, sparkly card on Mother’s Day, we took a drive to our local Thomas Cook store, and she got to pick what she wanted to watch. The staff at the Peterborough store couldn’t have been more helpful. Along with giving personal recommendations, they were super friendly and efficient.
Going to see The Woman in Black was a day with my mum that I’ll never forget. We started out by having dinner in Soho and having a couple of her favourite cocktails – passion fruit and prosecco martinis. After we fully indulged our tummies, it was time to head to the Fortune Theatre.
After a quick walk, a six-minute tube ride and then about a ten-minute stroll, we finally arrived at the theatre. There was plenty of time for us to find our seats in the upper circle and grab a cheeky drink. My mum and I giggled away to ourselves, while we waited for the show to start. And, once the curtains opened, a chair and a wooden box was staring back at us from the stage. I have to admit, the first half of the show was a little bit of a blur. I was torn between watching it and making sure my mum was enjoying her Mother’s Day gift.
As a self-confessed horror enthusiast, my mum chatted away in the interval about what was going to come up in the second part of the play. Although, we’ve both read the novel and watched the 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe, she still enjoyed predicting what would happen next. As always, my mum was right on the money. Without spoiling too much of the play if you haven’t seen it, she revealed plot twist after plot twist, as if she’d directed the play herself. As we stood up applauding at curtain call, she looked at me and said “nailed it” as if she’d just starred in the play herself.
Help your mum star in her own story by treating her this Mother’s Day with a Gift Card from us. She can put it towards a theatre break, booking a holiday, a pamper session at the spa or watching a sports match.