Novello Theatre, London
A mother. A Daughter. 3 Possible Dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Björn, Benny and British playwright Catherine Johnson have conspired to create one of the West End's most loved feel-good musicals. Produced by Judy Cramer, this musical thriller brings the hits of ABBA to life. Mamma Mia is unashamedly pop. Follow Sophie Sheridan's journey of personal discovery, accompanied by the familiar sounds of Sweden's top pop exports. Embrace the glam and dive into the music. Running since 1999 in the West End, the show follows the journey of Sophie, set on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie embarks on a journey to find her father before she marries Sky. Inviting three likely candidates to the wedding, she assesses their credentials in confidence before confusion, conflicts and, eventually, hilarity ensue. As is often the case in matters of the heart, all's well that ends well. Even though proceedings take an expected twist, the cast celebrate true love in the end by doing what they do best: singing ABBA songs and spreading joy.
Why Everyone Thanks Mamma Mia for the Music
There are few pop bands that have such an enduring appealing as ABBA. Since they took Eurovision by storm in 1974 with "Waterloo", the quartet have ridden a wave of international success. Mamma Mia has bottled the band's magic and turned it into an uplifting stage experience. With more than £2 billion in gross revenue since its debut in 1999, the show has become a global phenomenon. Perhaps the primary reason so many theatregoers are willing to take a chance on Mamma Mia is the music. Yes, the story is a classic Romeo and Juliet-style romcom, but it's the familiar tunes that have brought in the money, money, money. For those that enjoy unpretentious pop music at its finest, Mamma Mia is perfect. From the opening note to the big finale, entertainment is guaranteed. Put simply, if you're a fan of ABBA, romance, comedy and toe-tapping music, Mamma Mia should be top of your West End agenda.
Thank ABBA for the Music and Watch Mamma Mia
Despite being one of the longest-running shows in the West End, Mamma Mia never fails to fill the house. Fortunately, you don't have to send out an SOS to get the best tickets for this hit musical. Using our simple booking options, you can secure the perfect seats and embrace your inner dancing queen (or king) when you join the wonderful cast of Mamma Mia!
Critics Sing the Praises of Mamma Mia
Even the hardiest of theatre reviewers have been swept away by the kitsch, pop-tastic vibes of Mamma Mia.
"Mamma Mia! a love story set to Abba songs - still doesn't rival Sophocles, but it remains as stonkingly, wonderfully, unbelievably good as the first time I saw it." Veronica Lee The Guardian.
"Peppered with infectious Abba songs, it's like bubble-gum for the soul."BroadwayWorld.com.
BOOKING PERIOD: Until 19 September 2020.
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm; matinees Thursday & Saturday: 3 pm.
RUNNING TIME: : 2 hours 45 minutes (including interval).
AGE RESTRICTION: Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. This production is recommended for ages 5 .
VENUE: Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD