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Sisters of the West End

Harriet Hughes

By Harriet Hughes First Published 20 May 2022, Last Updated 11 August 2022

Sisterhood for life!

We felt the urge to give a shout out to our favourite West End sisters. From classical fairy tales to modern stories, there’s a great mix of sisters taking over the West End right now, and we are completely here for it. Here are some of our favourite West End sisters.

Wicked – Elphaba and Nessarose


When you think of Wicked you automatically think of the friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, but the show features a special relationship between Elphaba and her sister Nessarose. Although they may argue we see how much ‘Nessa’ means to the Wicked Witch Of The West by her cherishing of the ruby slippers. A two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award, Wicked is now the 9th longest running musical in West End history. The new cast stars musical theatre royalty Lucie Jones as Elphaba and Carina Gillespie as Nessarose.

My Neighbour Totoro – Satsuki and Mei

My Neighbour Totoro

The gorgeous Japanese classic from Studio Ghibli is coming to the London stage for the very first time. The story follows sisters Satsuki and Mei, as they move into an old house. One day, Mei discovers two small spirits who lead her into the hollow of a large tree, where she meets the creature Totoro. But when Mei tries to show her sister, Totoro’s tree has mysteriously disappeared. Finally on a rainy night as they wait for the bus, their new friend Totoro appears beside them.

The show opens at the Barbican in October and has just gone on sale! Get your tickets here.

Hamilton – The Schuyler Sisters

Let’s be honest, the Schuyler sisters steal the whole show when they do their introductory number. Smart, independent and savvy at a time when the world didn’t want women to be any of those things; Angelica, Eliza and Peggy are inspirational individually and as a family. Plus Angelica stepping aside to let her sister pursue a man she’d just fallen for at first sight? I mean, I don’t know anyone else who’s *that* good a sister!

Disney’s Frozen – Elsa and Anna

Well, this wouldn’t be an article about West End sisters without mentioning Arendelle’s favourite princesses. Frozen took the world by (snow)storm when it came out in 2013 – placing strong female relationships centre stage. We all fell in love with the brave, mysterious Elsa and the smart, loyal Anna, and the enduring love between the two sisters.

Now, the new musical adaptation has proven to be an absolute hit for audiences of all ages. Samantha Barks and Olivier Award-nominated Stephanie McKeon are the closest thing to real life Disney princesses. A must-see.

Sister Act – Deloris and the Sisters

Open now at the Eventim Apollo, this show is a tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. Deloris, the diva disguised as a nun, helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Starring West End royalty Beverley Knight as Deloris and comedy legend Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior. Alongside an all-star cast, featuring Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe and Hairspray’s rising star Lizzie Bea.


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