Girl power in the West End: Be inspired with these female-led shows in London
Get ready for a dose of girl power at these West End shows, where females take the lead. Whether it’s the stories of inspiring, high-achieving children, women sharing their stories or just being in charge, you’ll want to see these female-led shows in the capital. So, don’t miss out on these incredible musicals and celebrate the power of womanhood in the West End!
Female-led musicals in the West End
Inspire younger audiences
Roald Dahl’s intelligent, inquisitive protagonist Matilda Wormwood may only be young, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for in girl power! With the help of her classmates and Miss Honey, Matilda stages a classroom revolution to get rid of Miss Trunchbull, even if it means she has to be a little bit naughty. Adapted for stage by Dennis Kelly with songs by Tim Minchin, you’ll feel as though you’ve hugged by the beauty of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre.
Go back to school this summer and join the girls at Malory Towers at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Based on the Enid Blyton series, Emma Rice adapts the six novels into a nostalgic treat perfect for young kids, where Darrell Rivers gets up to plenty of mischief with her school friends! Although the original books are over 60 years old, these girls can achieve anything they put their minds to. So, if you’re looking for an inspirational show for young kids, polish your shoes, iron your uniform and head to Malory Towers.
Female-led shows for teenagers
William Shakespeare’s tragic love story is turned on its head in & Juliet, a contemporary musical packed with some of the greatest pop hits from the past 20 years! The musical sees the Bard and his wife, Anne Hathaway rewrite the ending of the well-known fateful tale, resulting in incredible and disastrous consequences. When it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo, but will Juliet fall in love with the man of her dreams? You’ll have to go to the Shaftesbury Theatre to find out!
What do you get when you cross girl power anthems with Tudor history? Enter Six at the Arts Theatre, the Olivier Award-nominated musical that everyone’s losing their head over! Join the six wives of Henry VIII like you’ve never seen them before as they take to the mic and share their tales of historical heartbreak in epic fashion. Now on Broadway, you’ll want to see this uplifting, inspirational musical in London.
Get ready to see the dancing queens strut their stuff at the Novello Theatre with Mamma Mia tickets! It’s an uplifting, feel-good show that sees Sophie find out who her father is before she walks down the aisle, all while having to keep it a secret from her mum, Donna! See Donna and the Dynamos reunite and don their incredible outfits in this sunny musical packed with ABBA’s greatest hits that’s now become a timeless classic.
Girl power shows for adults
If you’re looking for a fabulous show that’s bursting with girl power, join Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Saunders and the coolest convent in town as Sister Act returns to London! Whoopi will reprise the iconic role of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer whose time at a convent while a witness protection programme sees her encourage others to raise their voice in style! Playing just 47 performances, catch this brand new production at the Eventim Apollo and see Whoopi back in the habit with Sister Act tickets this summer.
Tina the Musical
She’s simply one of the best singers around, so you won’t want to miss Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. Following her life in the public eye as a 12-time Grammy Award-winner, as well as the private moments usually left untold, it’s a whirlwind musical that pays tribute to the iconic performer. Packed with her greatest hits including “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary”, see the original production of Tina the Musical in London.