Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:45pm
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Booking Until: 25 April 2015
People of all ages love Mamma Mia! and return time and again to enjoy this wonderful show. Whether you are an avid ABBA fan or just listen to them at Weddings – this show will have you singing all those songs you never knew you knew. Fans of the blockbuster movie will enjoy seeing the show live on stage, and will not doubt want to sing along to every single line. The show is a popular choice for hen parties and celebrations, so grab your friends and join in the biggest party in the West End.
We recommend the show for children over 7 as younger children may not engage with the material however Mamma Mia! welcomes children over the age of 5. Those under 4 will not be admitted.
The mother of all jukebox musicals, Mamma Mia! takes it’s place amongst the long runners in the West End. The show has been seen by millions of fans worldwide, helped by the release of the film of the musical which went on to become the best selling DVD of all time. The show cleverly places your favourite ABBA hits into a brand new story, set on a remote Greek Island full of weddings, mistaken identity and of course – fun. The show is popular with groups of all ages, from hen parties to first dates – you cannot help but enjoy this ultimate feelgood musical. Featuring songs such as ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Money Money Money’ and ‘Waterloo’, sing along and say ‘Thank you For the Music…’
Sophie is days away from getting married to Sky and she is desperate to find out who her biological father is. After reading her mother’s diary she narrows it down to three possible options and decides to invite them all to her wedding without telling her mum Donna. As they all turn up, along with Donna’s friends from her old performing days, the race is on to discover her paternity before she walks down the aisle. The hilarious script brings these larger than life characters together in a plot that will keep you guessing until the final wedding scene. Who is Sophie’s real father? What will happen when Sky finds out? And who will end up walking down the aisle…?
Lead CharactersSophie - a 20 year old woman who is preparing to marry her island love Sky. She writes to three potential father's in order to find her real dad in time for her wedding. She sings 'I Have a Dream' and 'Lay All Your Love on Me' with her fiancée Sky. Donna - Sophie's mother, an ex entertainer who struggles to run a hotel on a remote Greek island. Aside from wondering what she would do if she had a little 'Money, Money, Money', she is shocked at the arrival of her ex-boyfriends, delivering the emotional 'The Winner Takes it All' and 'Slipping Through My Fingers'. Rosie - Donna's larger than life friend from her performing days who visits the island for the wedding and ends up falling in love with Bill. Tanya - Donna's 'posh' friend who grabs the attention of the younger island boys who fight for her attentions as she sings 'Does Your Mother Know'. Sky - Sophie's fiancée who enjoys island life and does not want such a large scale wedding. Bill - Sophie's potential father and ex-lover of Donna. He is committed to the single life, until Rosie gets him to 'Take A Chance on Me'. Sam - An ex-lover of Donna's who broke her heart by being engaged to another girl. He proposes to Donna during the wedding, hating to see it all go to waste. Harry - The final contender for the role of Sophie's father.
- On any given day there are at least 7 performances of Mamma Mia! going on around the world!
- The DVD of the film adaptation is owned by 1 in 4 households in the UK, making it the best selling British DVD of all time.
- The show is now on its third West End Venue, after the Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and finally the Novello.
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