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5.0 star rating Lindsay from Whitehaven

AWESOME!!!

This was my first ever visit to London and we booked to see 2 West End shows, Dirty Dancing and Mama Mia. I was so excited and I had heard so much about West End shows, so I felt a little underwhelmed after seeing Dirty Dancing, it was good, but not what I expected. But then I saw Mama Mia and wow - I see what all the hype is about! The cast were phenonemal, they really connected and I laughed and cried during the show, it was absolutely fantastic and I didn't want it to end. The Abba songs are timeless and it was brilliant how they were tied into the storyline. I can't wait until the film is out in the summer! Blew away!!!

5.0 star rating Tammy from London, England

AMAZING!!!!

Although I love Abba, the reason I went to see mamma mia was to take my mother as a birthday surprise. She has been wanting to see it forever. I never expected to love love love it so much myself. i loved it so much I'm going again soon

5.0 star rating MB from Washington DC, USA

BEST CAST I HAVE SEEN YET...

I have seen Mamma Mia in numerous locations in the US and a number of other countires but I must say that the current London cast is by far the best I have ever seen. I go back to see the show every time I am in London. Katie Brayben's portrayal of Sophie is unequaled by any others and the energy on stage is contagious...you can't help but feel good when you leave the theatre.

5.0 star rating K.Anthony from UK

MAMMA MIA - 18TH SEPT.

After seeing Mamma Mia recently, i was completely blown away. I'd seen the film and fallen in love...the stage show tops it 10fold. By the end of the night my throat was raw from all the singing, screaming and laughing. It was such an amazing feeling and i can't get over the talent of the performers, so impressed!I laughed, i cried laughing, and i went home with a massive smile on my face and managed to scare one or two other passengers on the train with my awful singing!!!!!definately a worthwhile experience and one i would happily repeat!!!!!!

5.0 star rating Phil, Paula & Sophie from Manchester

WONDERFUL

This was a wonderful show. If you're after a show that doesn't make you want to change the world, think too much, or make you wonder if you've wasted your life. If you want someting that is witty, lively, and very entertaining, then this is perfect. It's like one of those sunday afternoon old movies. You know all the songs, you've seen the storyline before, so don't worry about if you'll like it, cus I can gaurantee you'll love it. What made it even better was the very helpful and curteous staff. From the chap outside who helped us in through to the kind members of staff who couldn't do enough to help. They even made sure we had a clear path to get our disabled foster child out on a level path. We can only thank everyone from staff to performers for helping us have a lovely evening.

5.0 star rating Michelle O\'Loughlin from Hertfordshire

FANTASTIC STAFF AND SHOW

I am a young woman who uses a wheelchair and recently attended Mamma Mia with my family( I am the sister of the most recent reviewer) I would also like to express how impressed I was with the help and consideration that the Prince Of Wales Theatre staff showed me. Their attention that I have everything I needed and was able to enjoy the show made it a truly enjoyable and highly recommendable experience.

5.0 star rating Anonymous from Hampshire . England.

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

Fab. What else can one say, from start to finish the cast seemed to enjoy the show as much as the audiance. Only down side was if you had not been to a musical for some time, was the powerful speakers, for an oldie it was a bit of a shock but one soon melted into the noise and pace of the show. Fab,fab,fab. well written the story and the songs were as one, would love to see a part 2 and see what happens to everyone else. Good luck for the future to a wonderful cast. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx AK

5.0 star rating Mark lumby from York

FANTASTIC AND AMAZING!!!!

My wife surprised me with a London holiday for my 40th birthday and this was our first outing. This show was amazing! The cast were astounding and the dancing staff were brilliant! This was just the start of an amazing London experience and the only regret is coming home! I want to bring my children to share this amazing show! Cast, crew, and staff should all be equally proud of such an overwhelming experience! Thank you so much!!!!!!!

5.0 star rating Geoff Parmenter from Sudbury Suffolk

GREAT!!!!!!!

Saw the show first in Las Vegas in 2004 and thought that it was very good then. But this English show beats this one into a cocked hat. The interpretation of the music was great and the cast looked like they were really enjoying the whole event. I never thought that I would see the whole audience on their feet stamping and clapping and asking for more, but this was the reaction to this tremendous show. Will run for a very long time I am sure.

5.0 star rating Loz from UK

AMAZING!!!!

Mamma Mia was absolutely fabulous. It is the best West End show I have ever seen. The characters were excellently played and they all had really unique styles of singing. I have been twice and I want to go more and more. Thank you London for having so many great Theatres with so many amazing shows!

5.0 star rating Darren Redding from Portsmouth,Hants

SEEN JAN 10TH 2009

My partner and i went to see mamma mia and were not disappointed.we had seats on end of row f in stalls,not the best seats in the house but that didnt block out any views.we were overwhelmed by the amazing feel good factor of this musical together with the singing.the character of sam carmichael thankfully was a better singer than Pierce Brosnan!!! A very funny,enjoyable and entertaining show.DONT MISS IT !!!!! 1 TIP, pre order a drink for the interval even if it is £3-50 for 3/4 of a pint!!! lol

5.0 star rating Anonymous from Uk

FUN AND ENERGY

What a fantastic performance full of energy and laughs the whole cast where amazing the voices spot on, I just sang and moved to the music the whole way through, want to see it again, a big well done all, thank you :-)

5.0 star rating Lisa from Lincolnshire, GB

FANTASTIC!!!!!!

What an amazing show, it was the first time i have taken my girls to a london show and we had such a great time, non stop clapping and dancing. The cast are brilliant, they clearly love doing this show! We had a wonderful time and have left talking about when we can go again. Lovely memories, thank you all sooooooo muchxxxxx

5.0 star rating Harry from Miami, FL USA

AMAZING

This was my first time in London. I was absolutely amazed at the performance. I highly recommend it.

5.0 star rating Annabelle from Helsinki, Finland

LOVED IT

Me and my mum went to see Mamma Mia, because I was heartbroken over not getting into a University I wanted. Needless to say that after this experience there were only tears of happiness and a rhythm in my step! I loved every minute of it. Especially Melissa Jacques as Donna was phenomenal; absolutely inspiring!

5.0 star rating Samantha from England

FANTASTIC FEEL GOOD SHOW !

This is not to be missed ! Iv seen it twice now and would gladly go again and again. The story is good, music fantastic and the finale is just out of this world. Thoroughly recommend.

5.0 star rating Sue Halls from London,

OMG AMAZING

Saw Mama Mia yesterday 18 May at the matinee show. The energy of the cast was breathtaking fantastic voices and incredible dancing they really had fun and it rubbed off on the audience. Cant wait to go again!

5.0 star rating Anonymous from London,

FANTASTIC SHOW!

Loved every minute! Costumes are incredible. Huge ABBA fan.

5.0 star rating Brigid Beck from London,

MAMA MIA AT THE NOVELLA -BRILLIANT

I was at the Matinee today with 10 others and the atmosphere was great, so uplifting. We all loved it. Seats in stalls were good and the acting and singing superb. I saw this show in London about 10 years ago and think the up to date changes significantly improved it. Before, I preferred the film but now the show is on par. Well done to all concerned

5.0 star rating Laura from UK

MAMMA MIA

I went to see the show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London with my school. It was absolutley fabulous!! we all loved it and were singing the songs on the bus home to Wales and for days after! Its a really good show to go and see and I think we all would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of seeing it! well worth the journey and money!! xx

5.0 star rating Carys Humphreys from Carmathen,Wales UK

MAMA MIA MARVELLOUS!

Mama Mia was fantasic it was better then the movie becasue it had two extra songs in it and the songs were fantasic and the song were more lively then the movie and the best musical then i ever seen since The Lion King.

5.0 star rating José Pennafort from Brasília, DF, BRAZIL

UNFORGETTABLE

I loved this musical, excellent, very easy to understand for a not English spoken.

5.0 star rating Sophie from united kingdom

MAMMA MIA

mamma mia is really good i went to see it on the 28th july i want to go and see it again

5.0 star rating Sarah from Kent

WITH FRIENDS OCTOBER 2008

What a fantastic show... Brilliant music from start to finish. and a great sing-a-long as an encore. credible links with music and story line too. I'd love to see this show again.

5.0 star rating Pauline from UK

MAMMA MIA . 23RD DEC '08

Hi, we went to see Mamma Mia as a pre christmas treat and was not disappointed, It was Brilliant and we would go and see it again, we had front row seats A36 & A37 in the stalls, it was very loud and we loved every minute of it, although on a couple of the scenes the bed took our view away but this didnt upset us in any way, Would recommend this show to everyone, I had the dvd for xmas and was disappointed, Theatre is 100% better :)

5.0 star rating Alison Mounter from England

BEST SHOW I'VE SEEN TO DATE

If you thought the film was good (which I do - number one film of all time), check out this show, it is even better. The cast are natural and brilliant. FANTASTIC

5.0 star rating Lisa O\'Loughlin from London

FANTASTIC DISABLED SERVICE

I would like to thank the staff at the Prince of Wales for their care and attention towards the disabled member of our party. For once she was spoken directly to rather than the person pushing the chair. They went out of their way to check that she had a clear view and anything else she needed. A great show made all the better by fantastic staff.

5.0 star rating Katy from Oxford

AWESOME

Myself and two close friends went to see this show for our 40th celebrations and were completely blown away. What a Show!!! The cast were extremely talented. Laughter and singing, what more could you ask. My friend and I were so blown away we have booked for August and we're bringing our daughters too. Can't wait!! x

5.0 star rating Mamma myself from Blackburn, Lancs.England

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER.

My daughter took me to see mamma mia as a mothers day treat. First time in London and first time at the theatre. I was throughly amazed by the cast , the singing everything about it. The Prince of Wales theatre is truly beautiful. staff very friendly everything was perfect. Stayed over night in London, brilliant. only down side it went to quickly.Cant wait for the next trip.

5.0 star rating Magda from Warsaw, Poland

ENERGY BURST

Entered the theater almost late, after a long walking day (acustomed to driving...). Expected a nice evening, but as well, realizing that I moght be nodding a bit after almost a week in London - all as a tourist & with my 15 year old daughter who wanted to see more, have more fun, explore more... Show was fantastic from the first sound to the last. I did not expect such strong voices, people on stage having so much contact with people in the audience (indirectly I mean). Great costumes, great laughs, great visibility. The theater seats rows are constructed in such a way, that even a pretty tall boy sitting in front of me did not manage to spoil anything! I am coming back to see it again! Probably with some friends & family!

5.0 star rating Magda from Warsaw, Poland

ENERGY BURST

Entered the theater almost late, after a long walking day (acustomed to driving...). Expected a nice evening, but as well, realizing that I moght be nodding a bit after almost a week in London - all as a tourist & with my 15 year old daughter who wanted to see more, have more fun, explore more... Show was fantastic from the first sound to the last. I did not expect such strong voices, people on stage having so much contact with people in the audience (indirectly I mean). Great costumes, great laughs, great visibility. The theater seats rows are constructed in such a way, that even a pretty tall boy sitting in front of me did not manage to spoil anything! I am coming back to see it again! Probably with some friends & family!

5.0 star rating Alexander from Vienna, Austria

JESSIE MAY IS AN ANGEL

Before seeing Mamma mia the first time, I thought that on stage it could not be as half as good as the movie. However I noted, that it can be even better on stage. After that, I bought the CD with the original cast and I have to say that I understand some people when saying that the previous cast was not that good. Meanwhile there have been some changes in the cast and today's performance (my second visit) was again overwhelming. The main attraction of the cast for me is Jessie May as Sophie. Besides the fact that she looks gorgeous, she has the voice of an angel. When she sings, it really touches me deep inside. She'll have a great future. Linzi Hateley as Donna is good, but the first time I've seen it, the part of Donna was sung by Sara Poyzer and she gives much more life to the character, also with her voice. She is more the rock mother. Excellent performances of Catherine Russell as Rosie and especially Harriet Thorpe as Tanya. She is great. An absolute MUST for everyone!

5.0 star rating Hayleigh from Biggleswade Bedfordshire

NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN

Fun, fantastic, great, I could go on...... We went on my mum birthday after the show the cast were outside, I would love to thank the cast for making it her best birthday ever (Mum words) Never forget this day 27-04-2013 x

5.0 star rating Gill kearsley from london U.K

BREATHTAKING

my boyfriend took me as a bithday treat I sew the film before the show and knew in a way what to except but its was much more its live the set is smaller you feel a part of the show you wish you could get up on the stage with them you cant help having a little sing and dance in your seat the cast were brillent they made the show and of course the final number every one is up dancing and singing to waterloo its magical Iam still on cloud 9 and having a little sing to myself

5.0 star rating Heather from London

DISABLED ACCESS

Mamma Mia is a fantastic show, and just as equal is the staff at the Prince of Wales theatre. We have been twice now with our daughter who is in a wheelchair, the staff have been more than helpful both times and I would recommend to anyone that needed additional help to try this show.

5.0 star rating Phil from England, United Kingdom

ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!

It was fantastic! It was funny, enjoyable and a thoroughly great experience. The theatre is great, the seats are really comfortable and you get a really good view! The whole cast were really energetic and enthusiastic. It is one of the best, if not the best, musicals I have ever seen!

5.0 star rating Jim from Weybridge, England

A FEELGOOD COUPLE OF HOURS

I am just about to leave to see Mama Mia with the family for the 5th time. My 10 and 13 years olds love it because it has a story is beautifully sung and alot of laughs - you dont need to have been a 70s child to have a great time. I always book well in advance to get the best seats and personally prefer the circle to the stalls.

4.5 star rating Adrian Appley from London, UK.

MAMMA MIA

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

5.0 star rating Jane from england

THE BEST SHOW EVER

this is the 5th time i've seen the show and it gets better and better. I've never had so much fun and laughs. Seen it with my mates and my family, just really enjoyed every second.

5.0 star rating Dave n Hazel Rumball from Peterborough Cambs

FANTASTIC FUNNY NOT TO BE MISSED

WOW what a fantasic up lifting show, cast are energetic, funny, fab voices and the whole thing really works could watch it over and over again '

5.0 star rating Chris from ENGLAND, SWINDON

FANTASTIC

It was a fantastic evening. Not to be missed loved every minute of it, I could watch it over and over again =).

5.0 star rating RODICA UNTEA from Maia, Portugal

AMAZING & UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!!!!!!.....

I see the show from 03 March 2013. Is something that can ´t miss in the life! The staff, music, theater, production..... everything is PERFECT! Congratulation London for giving a HIGHLY QUALITY SHOWS like Mamma Mia..... I would gladly see again and again,..... In the show time we are going into the other dimension, in a dreaming land, love and charming.... Impossible to describe only feeling... I RECOMMEND FROM ALL MY HART .... DON´T MISS THIS...

5.0 star rating Liezl Maartens from Durban, South Africa

MAGNIFICENT MAMA MIA

Went to see the show whilst on Holiday and taking in the beautiful sights of London, and no West End stay is complete without a theatre production, and of all the shows available I could not have selected a better option. We were clapping, singing and awestruck at the fantastic cast and performance!!!!! Thank you for keeping theatre alive and to the cast for working so hard to perform at the levels that you do! Looking forward to visiting your beatiful city again and hopefully catching another dose of my favourite Abba Classics!

5.0 star rating Jean watkins from westoning bedfordshire,

EXCELLENT SHOW!!

saw Mama Mia saturday 2d march 2013. eigth row from the front - superb view, thoroughly enjoyed the show would recommend to see it

5.0 star rating Jenny P from UK

AMAZING!!! =]

I have seen Mamma mia at the cinema...and i thort wow im going to see it on theatre... it blew all my expectations out the window, it was absolutly amazing. the atmosphere in the audience at the end when everyone stood up and were clapping, or dancing as myself, was phenomenal... Would highly recommend to all friends and family Brilliant night...and left me buzzing for hours after.

5.0 star rating Chris Gardner from Rickmansworth, england

MAMMA MIA

2nd time seeing it and enjoyed it every bit as the first time . Great cast which looked like they were having the time of their lives which made all the better to enjoy the performance

5.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555

MAMMA MIA! - THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!

We have had our company's Christmas do at Prince of Wales' Theatre and we just loved it!!! The songs, the actors - everything was the highest standard!!! Well - except the audience. We were the only people to actually enjoying and claping hands and "feel the rhythm"! The rest of the audience (with very few exceptions) was just boring and we don't even know why they came there... But except that - we would recommend that show to everybody, who loves good laugh, fun and singing along!!! And BORING PEOPLE - do not go to these shows as you spoil the fun for everyone else!!!

5.0 star rating Lin & Phil Forrest from West Midlands

SEEN ON 20TH MAY

Wow what a brilliant show, so much energy. Cast giving 100% to their characters. Joanna Monro was so funny. We thought the film was good but the show was even better. Great for any age. Do not MISS this show. Hats off to Benny and Bjorn.

4.5 star rating _Missy_ from Philippines

LOVELY! LOVELY! LOVELY!

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,

DON'T SWAY WITH THE MUSIC!!!! OR ELSE

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

5.0 star rating Jacqui Bal from Cyprus (and my Mum from London)!

11TH SEPTEMBER MATINE

A cast full of chemistry! I travelled from Cyprus to take my Mum as a birthday treat and have to say that the show flowed. Thoroughly enjoyed it and HIGHLY recommended.

5.0 star rating Ala.allie from London,

STUNNING!!

My friends gave me tickets to see mamma mia! for my b'day..it's the best b'day gift ever!! show was absolutely amazing,I had goose bumps few times..I can't stop singing abba's songs..I recommend this show to anyone I've just came back from novello theatre and if someone would tell me-you can back there now to see it one more time-I would go wtihout doubt.cast-superb!!! thank you for an amazing show and night!!

4.0 star rating Anon from UK

NICE SHOW

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.

4.5 star rating Mike from Wales

WITH FRIENDS & LOVED IT

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!!

4.0 star rating Bob from Swindon, UK

LETTING STANDARDS SLIP

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.

5.0 star rating Annie from Tipperary, Ireland

MAMMA MIA

I so enjoyed this as did my husband and 14 year old god-daughter. The cast looked like they were having a ball and made it seem like it was the very first night. Their performance was so fresh and energetic. The show was uplifting, fun and made me smile. It had all the elements - sad, funny but overall uplifting and the music/singing/dancing were infectious. I would highly recommend it for a family night out! Staff at the theatre were friendly and helpful. 10 out of 10.

3.5 star rating Mrs Tooley from Sussex England

BAD LANGUAGE

Loved the show and the theatre but was so upset with the fowl language which was not appropriate at a matinee with so many children in the audience which included my 7 year old gran-daughter.shame on you. Veronica & Ellie

3.0 star rating Beer monster from Essex

BEER ANYONE

Going this evening, treating the old women but I dont really want to go, anyone other fella's being forced to go I'll be in the bar from 7.30

2.5 star rating Sue from kettering

VERY DISAPPOINTED

The production was very good. But the whole experience was spoiled by the usherette .I was quietly singing along to the songs and repeatedly told to be quiet. Much to the annoyance of all the people around me. They all wanted to sing along but didn't dare as they saw me being told to be quiet. You do not go to a musical to sit in silence.I will definitely think twice before booking tickets at this theatre again.

2.5 star rating Kyle from England

MAMMA MIA REVIEW

The Prince of Wales thatre was very good, staff very helpful, and seating set out in such a way as a tall person can't block your view. However this show is more for the ladies than the gentlemen. Being a big fan of the group ABBA there is a good range of their songs but the singing was a bit weak on a couple of them. Also very disappointed that none of the ABBA costumes were used in the show. On a good note the songs are tied in to the story very well, with some very funny moments. But all in all as a bloke this musical left me very disappointed

5.0 star rating Graham from Portsmouth

A TERRIFIC SHOW

I took my girlfriend to see Mamma Mia last Valentine's Day, we had seats in the second row and we had a fantastic time, particularly during the encore sequence at the end. I don't need to say that the music is fab, but its an engaging story with a lot of laughs and a perfect good-night-out style of show.

5.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555

DR LARA ROWLANDS

What a truly wonderful show. Talented dedicated cast. Band were excellent. Theatre & Access for disabled was exemplary. We are going again!

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FUN Musical loud

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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