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Mamma Mia!

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The hit ABBA musical that still has West End audiences taking a chance on it more than a decade and a half after it first premiered, Mamma Mia! continues to deliver the feel-good-factor to London in spades. Read More >

The hit ABBA musical that still has West End audiences taking a chance on it more than a decade and a half after it first premiered, Mamma Mia! continues to deliver the feel-good factor to London in spades.

Still drawing in the crowds 19 years after its London premiere, having began its London theatre journey at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1999, Mamma Mia! now plays at the Novello Theatre, where it delights and entertains audiences over and over again; it celebrated entering its 20th West End year on 6 April 2018.

Written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a young woman and her mother who find themselves re-living past events on the eve of the daughter’s wedding.

Set in sun-soaked Greece, the story centres on Sophie, who is about to be married to Sky. While her mother Donna prepares her guest house for the wedding, Sophie is focussing on things other than her husband-to-be. She’s on a mission to find the identity of her real father.  Behind her mother’s back she has invited three possible suspects from Donna’s free-loving past life to the wedding.

To Sophie’s shock – and her mother’s surprise – they all turn up. But which one will take her down the aisle and will any of them rekindle relations with Donna?

Mamma Mia! is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, whose directorial credits include The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the National Theatre and is produced by Judy Craymer and Richard East.

The 2008 film of the same name, starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard and Julie Walters was written, directed and produced by the same creative team, and went on to become the highest grossing live action musical film ever.

The musical features some of ABBA’s most famous songs, including Does Your Mother Know, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Take A Chance On Me, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All and, of course, the title song Mamma Mia!.

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Age Suitability: 5+. i

Advisory Content: Contains flashing lights.

Minimum age for entry to theatre: 5

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/09/2012

Booking Until: 14/09/2019

Running time: 2h35, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Sophie Sheridan - Georgia Louise

Ali - Charlotte O'Rourke

Lisa - Leah St Luce

Tanya - Kate Graham

Rosie - Ricky Butt

Donna Sheridan - Sara Poyzer

Sky - Alec Porter

Pepper - Damian Buhagiar

Eddie - Eamonn Cox

Harry Bright - Neil Moors

Bill Austin - Stephen Beckett

Sam Carmichael - Richard Trinder

Father Alexander - Mark Isherwood

Alternate Donna - Caroline Deverill

Ensemble & Swing - Adam Clayton-Smith, Chloe Ames, Chloe-Jo Byrnes, Adam Davidson, Luke Hall, Lauren Hampton, Jack Heasman, Stuart Hickey, Zoe Humphryes, Mark Isherwood, Tyler Kennington, Robert Knight, Chanel Mian, Natasha O'Brien, Katy Stredder, James Willoughby Moore, Dean Read, Beth Relf, Annie Southall



Director - Phyllida Lloyd

Producer - Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus in association with Polygram

Designer - Mark Thompson

Choreographer - Anthony Van Laast

Lighting Designer - Howard Harrison

Sound - Bobby Aitken & Andrew Bruce

Lyrics By - Benny Andersson & Bjorrn Ulvaeus

Music By - Benny Andersson & Bjorrn Ulvaeus

Musical Supervisor, Additional Material and Arrangements - Martin Koch


About Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

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