Why See Mamma Mia!?
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
My my, just how much I missed you!
Based around the songs of Swedish pop legends ABBA, Mamma Mia!'s infectious fushion of classic pop songs, skin-tight Lycra outfits, and unabashed positivity have made it a worldwide phenomenon. Featuring a hear a heartwarming story set to all your favourite ABBA numbers, (including 'Dancing Queen', 'SOS', 'The Winner Takes it All', and 'Super Trouper',) discover the smash hit musical, where it all started - on London's West End!
The show was originally conceived by English producer Judy Craymer and written by Catherine Johnson. With the blessing of Abba's songwriters, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the show premiered in London in 1999, where it became a runaway success, confounding the creator's own rather humble expectations. In 2008 it spawned a movie adaptation, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. Helmed by the musical's original director Phyllida Lloyd, it became the largest grossing movie musical of all time, a feat that sequel, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again is well on the way to equaling!
What is the story?
Sophie is preparing for her wedding to fiancee Sky on a sunny Greek Island. The one problem is that she doesn't know who her father is. Leafing through her mother's diary, she discovers that it could be one of three men. Taking matters into her own hands, she invites all three to the ceremony, hoping that she'll spark up an instant connection with whoever is meant to walk her down the aisle.
So, the big day approaches and all the guests arrive. Sophie's mother Donna is horrified at the sight of her former lovers, never suspecting that she would ever set eyes on them again. Sophie meanwhile is unable to pick out her biological father from the trio. Confusion, farcical misunderstandings, and a whole lot of singing ensue as Sophie tries to figure it out, all the while fighting her nagging doubts about the wedding itself.
DID YOU KNOW?
The costumes for the Super Trouper sequence are made up of over 400 metres of Lycra.
Opening night: 13 June 2016
Age recommendation 5+. Mamma Mia! is good for late junior school, secondary school and college age kids and anyone who likes ABBA. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Novello Theatre.
Two hours 35 minutes including a 15 minute intermission
And before you stop reading
Please note, Mamma Mia does not play on Tuesdays
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You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
Cast and Creative
Mazz Murray as Donna
Richard Trinder as Sam
Neil Moors as Harry
Stephen Beckett as Bill
Sophie Matthew as Lisa
Josie Benson as Tanya
Gemma Goggin as Rosie
Emma Mullen as Sophie
Jack Danson as Sky
Tegan Bannister as Ali
Michael Nelson as Eddie
Alexandros Beshonges as Pepper
Natalie Langston as Donna at certain performances
Chole Ames, Gemma Atkins, Chloe-Jo Byrnes, Nicole Carlisle, Angus Good, Natalie Jayne Hall, Lauren Hampton, James Humpleman, James Humpleman, Morgan Jackson, Frankie Jones, Grace Moorhouse, Jodie Nolan, Dan O'Brien, Geroge Olney, Amy Thiroff, Kyle Turner, Michael Tyler, Michael Storr, Simon Wilmont and Alex Woodward.
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Choreographed by Anthony van Laast
Production Design by Mark Thompson
Lighting Design by Howard Harrison
What we thought
Fun musical LOUD
This is a show that you cannot get close enough to so front row seats are highly recommended.
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What you thought
66 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)
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