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Helen Hobson and the 2006 London Cast of Mamma Mia! (Photo: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg)

Mamma Mia!

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The hit Abba musical continues its successful West End run. Read More >

The musical Mamma Mia! continues to pull in the crowds 10 years after it first opened in London in 1999.

The back catalogue of ABBA, one of the most successful bands of all time, accompanies Catherine Johnson’s story in which a young woman and her mother find themselves involved in past events on the eve of the daughter’s wedding day. Set in Greece, Mamma Mia! centres on Sophie, who is about to be married to Sky. While her mother Donna prepares for the wedding at the guest house she runs, Sophie is preoccupied by the need to know the identity of her father. Behind her mother’s back she has invited three possible suspects from her mother’s free-loving past to the wedding. To Sophie’s shock – and to Donna’s unfathomable surprise – they all turn up. But which one will take her down the aisle?

The musical features many of the popular hits by supergroup ABBA, including Does Your Mother Know?, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Take A Chance On Me and the title track, Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, whose many directorial stage credits include The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the National Theatre.

The same creative team made the show into a successful film in 2008 starring Meryl Streep as Donna and Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard as the trio of potential dads.

For more about Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales theatre, read the Big Interview with former cast member Niamh Perry.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/06/2004

Opening Night: 09/06/2004

Closing Night: 01/09/2012

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Sally Ann Triplett, Joanna Monro, Kim Ismay, William Tapley, Oliver Senton, Mark Gillis, Dani De Waal, Craig Fletcher, Hannah Fairclough, Rachel Sargent, Warren Sollars, Alex Jessop, Melissa Jacques


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 and Andrew Bruce

Author - Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorrn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson

About Prince of Wales Theatre

Coventry Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AS

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