Mamma Mia! has extended its West End booking period at the Novello Theatre to 22nd October 2016, taking the show through to its 18th playing year in London.
The musical currently stars: Dianne Pilkington as Donna Sheridan, Mazz Murray as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.
The cast also includes: Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Charles Daish as Bill, Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie. At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan is played by Shona White.
From West End to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To date, it has been seen by 60 million people in 49 productions in 16 different languages grossing more than $2 billion at the box office.
Mamma Mia! originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6th April 1999, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004. The musical re-opened at the Novello Theatre in 2012.
The London production of Mamma Mia! has been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. The show has celebrated over 6,500 performances in London and has broken box office records in all three of its London homes. In 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! The Movie, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, is the highest grossing live action musical film of all time.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
Photo Credit: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg