Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Mamma Mia! at The Novello Theatre

When the stage production of Mamma Mia! first opened its curtains in 1999, who could have envisioned its mega success? Well, probably everybody, considering the fact that it is based around the songs of ABBA – arguably Sweden’s most popular export.

Written by Catherine Johnson with the songs composed by former band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! takes place on the Greek Island of Kalokairi where Sophie is about to be married. She wants to be walked down the aisle by her father, as tradition dictates, but she has no idea who her father is.

Sophie finds an old diary belonging to her mother. Within this diary are details of three men with whom her mother was intimate in quick succession in the time period before Sophie was born, indicating that one of them in all probability is her father. Yet which one is it? She decides to invite all three to her wedding…

Since its opening night Mamma Mia! has gone on to enjoy global success. It has grossed $2 billion worldwide and has been seen, enjoyed and sang along to by more than 54 million fans. It has been performed in more than 40 countries and translated into 14 languages. It holds the record for premiering in more cities faster than any other musical. It has also become a phenomena among cinema goers  too when it was adapted for the silver screen. The movie version starred luminaries such as Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan and became the highest grossing musical of all time worldwide.

You can securely book your tickets to see Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre in London’s West End by visiting 

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