Opening in the West End in 1999, the musical MAMMA MIA! has been enthralling audiences for 18 years and shows no sign of stopping! Featuring the hit songs of Swedish pop sensation ABBA, this ultimate feel-good show has been seen by over 60 million people around the world, having played in over 40 countries and has firmly established itself as one of the most successful musicals in history.
Set on a Greek island, MAMMA MIA! cleverly and humorously interweaves the timeless songs of ABBA with a story of love, friendship and identity, emphasising the natural narrative of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ classic songs. The resulting show is the sunniest and most exhilarating evening you can have at the theatre!
Consisting of some of the catchiest songs from the 1970s, including "Money, Money, Money", "Dancing Queen", "Super Trouper", "Our Last Summer", "The Winner Takes it All", "Take A Chance On Me" and the title song, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!
MAMMA MIA! stars Georgina Castle as Sophie Sheridan, Bobbie Little as Ali, Harriet Bunton as Lisa, Kate Graham as Tanya, Jacqueline Braun as Rosie and Sara Poyzer as Donna Sheridan. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Caroline Deverill.
The rest of the cast includes Christopher Jordan-Marshall as Sky, Damian Buhagiar as Pepper, Nye Rees as Eddie, with Alasdair Harvey as Harry Bright, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart as Bill Austin and Richard Trinder as Sam Carmichael.
Sophie Sheridan has had a dream of the perfect wedding, complete with a father by her side to walk her down the aisle. And on the eve of her special day, this dream has even more resonance than before. But there’s a problem - Sophie has no idea who her father is! Her free-spirited mother Donna has always been fiercely secretive about her dalliances twenty years ago, so it is up to Sophie to do some detective work. Finding her mother’s old diaries, she discovers that there is more than one possible candidate for the role of ‘Dad’, so she secretly invites all three men back to the Greek island that she and Donna call home. She’ll know her own father when she sees him, right?
What ensues is a race against time to uncover the true identity of her father, whilst keeping her mother on side as she comes face to face with her romantic history. Will Sophie’s dream come true – will her father make that trip down the aisle?
You can book from 17-Oct-2017 to 03-Mar-2018
Suitable for ages 5 and over.
An incredible 45 million people across six continents have seen MAMMA MIA! since it opened back in 1999, and producer Judy Craymer vividly remembers the buzz around that first performance: “The audience went wild. They were literally out of their seats and singing and dancing in the aisles – and they still are. Every night.”
Interestingly, exactly a week after Wills and Kate got hitched another lucky couple took centre stage – quite literally – to do the deed, tying the knot on stage during MAMMA MIA’s international tour.
Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down on the corner with Aldwych.