Marking the occasion of Mamma Mia! celebrating its 23rd anniversary in the West End today, an extended booking period has been announced for the show at the Novello Theatre with performances continuing for at least another year until March 5th 2023. Tickets for the extended booking period for Mamma Mia! are on sale now.
The plot of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! centres on Sophie Sheridan as she makes preparations for her forthcoming wedding by sending out invitations to her three potential biological fathers to a sun-kissed Greek island while at the same time hiding the three men from her mother Donna. Mamma Mia! is packed full of well known and loved ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen," “Take A Chance on Me", and “Waterloo”.
The West End cast features Mazz Murray as Donna, Alexandros Beshonges as Pepper, Emma Mullen as Sophie, Josie Benson as Tanya, Sophie Matthew as Lisa, Neil Moors as Harry, Gemma Goggin as Rosie, Stephen Beckett as Bill, Richard Trinder as Sam, Jack Danson as Sky, Tegan Bannister as Ali, and Michael Nelson as Eddie. The role of Donna is also played by Natalie Langston for certain performances.
The rest of the Mamma Mia! ensemble is made up of Alex Woodward, Natasha Agnew, Angus Good, Chloe Ames, Michael Tyler, Gemma Atkins, Dan O’Brien, Chloe-Jo Byrnes, Frankie Jones, James Humpleman, Lauren Hampton, Nicole Carlisle, Natalie Jayne Hall, Morgan Jackson, Grace Moorhouse, Jodie Nolan, George Olney, Michael Storrs, Kyle Turner, and Simon Willmont.
Mamma Mia! played its first performance in London on April 6th 1999 at the Prince Edward Theatre where it ran for 5 years before making the transfer to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004, and then finally onto its current home at the Novello Theatre in 2012.
Mamma Mia! has an original story by Catherine Johnson, and both lyrics and music by legendary ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus, and Benny Andersson. Phyllida Lloyd directs Mamma Mia! which has choreography by Anthony Van Laast and a talented creative team that includes lighting design by Howard Harrison, design by Mark Thompson, and sound design by Bobby Aitken and Andrew Bruce.
Performances of Mamma Mia! are at the Novello Theatre.