Mamma Mia! Reviews

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Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (4.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 84



5.0 star rating Dr. Bill from California


Saw the original stage show in 2000's. Saw the movie. Saw this one in 2024 at the Novello. I am a 78 year old guy and was up dancing and clapping and singing, as was everyone else. Fabulous. Best of the three, the cast were having as much fun as the audience. Will return.

4.5 star rating Mike from Wales


Okay, I thought, not my usual cup of tea, more of a Maiden at Twickenham sort of chap. Went with friends for 40th birthday party (not mine, a friend of ours) and absolutely loved it. Great show, great music (oh yes you will dance and you will sing along). Thoroughly enjoyable and such a great atmosphere. I would definitely recomend this - but hey, roll on Slipknot in December!!

4.5 star rating Adrian Appley from London, UK.


This really is a great show. It is full of action and features so many ABBA songs. Well done to the whole cast.

4.5 star rating _Missy_ from Philippines


It's my first time to attend to this kind of show and I really enjoyed it alot! all the emotions were there. Lovely indeedy! :D

4.5 star rating Anonymous from London,


We have seen this outstanding show twice and this is the first time at the. Novello. I had the coughing from a customer behind me which I chose to ignore for ease, this was the first time our 6 year daughter was to to share the magic at a theatre we love ABBA and swayed with the singing waved hands low to enjoy the dancing but not to the detriment of others now correct me if I'm wrong but musicals surely aren't sit dead pan and on your hands!?!?! Wrong a Spanish lady did not agree and complained ruined the moment for all of us we weren't a crazy outlandish hen party we were a happy happy small family it's a shame the novello theatre did not stand by their advertising , their response was its a musical not a concert ! Well forgive us and small children for enjoying the cast singing and the band ! Poor show novello we left half way through for the fear of more negativity not what I wanted to project to small children

4.0 star rating Anon from UK


This was a very good show for defently die hard ABBA fans. The sets were memorible, The acting, singing, Dancing, humour were Excellent and the Prince of whales theatre was Beautifull. The problem whith this show was that the story was more forgetable on stage than on screen but the show was still fun and enjoyable for those who want a fun time.

4.0 star rating Bob from Swindon, UK


This is a "great for all the family" feel good show. I first saw this when it originally came on stage and unfortunately the current production is a poor shadow of the original. Because of the stage shape and backdrops it is like looking into a fish tank. The set is too polished and why do they think they can get away with visible handles for moving the set? In the original the stage floor was lit up at times and although the stage is painted the same it doesn't light up. The singing was really good. Several of the dancers failed to finish moves correctly and lost balance. Some performers did not seem fit enough for the parts. Costumes were ill fitting and how could wardrobe let Donna's wedding dress go on stage with the hem down. Having said that, the audience loved it, the theatre staff were excellent and the theatre comfortable.

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This is a show that you cannot get close enough to so front row seats are highly recommended.

This is a party and if you're not on your feet dancing along to the big finale then you went to the wrong theatre!

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Natalie Vincent

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