The hit feelgood musical Mamma Mia! continues to pull in the crowds more than 10 years after it first opened in London in 1999.
The back catalogue of ABBA, one of the most successful bands of all time, accompanies Catherine Johnson's story in which a young woman and her mother find themselves caught up in past events on the eve of the daughter's wedding day.
Set in Greece, Mamma Mia! centres on Sophie, who is about to be married to Sky. While her mother Donna prepares for the wedding at the guest house she runs, Sophie is preoccupied by the need to know the identity of her father. Behind her mother's back she has invited three possible suspects from her mother's free-loving past to the wedding. To Sophie's shock - and to Donna's surprise - they all turn up. But which one will take her down the aisle?
The much-loved musical features many of the popular hits by supergroup ABBA, including Does Your Mother Know?, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Take A Chance On Me and the title track, Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, whose many directorial stage credits include The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the National Theatre.
The same creative team made the show into a hugely successful film in 2008 starring Meryl Streep as Donna and Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard as the trio of potential dads.
cast: Alice Stokoe, Rosanna Bates, Brodie McBride, Kim Ismay, Rebecca Lock, Dianne Pilkington, Lloyd Green, James Alexander Gibbs, James Evans, Alasdair Harvey, Charles Daish, Richard Trinder, Stephen John Davis, Shona White, Matthew Barrow, Dawn Buckland, Adam Clayton-Smith, Katy Day, Maria Garrett, Karina Hind, Nikki Mae, Liam Marcellino, Sorelle Marsh, Billy Mitchell, Katy Osborne, Heather Scott-Martin, Toby-Alexander Smith, Courtney Stapleton, Joshua Steel, Scott Sutcliffe, Richard Taylor Woods, Brad Veitch, Sasha Wareham
director: Phyllida Lloyd
music by: Benny Andersson and Bjorrn Ulvaeus
lyrics by: Benny Andersson and Bjorrn Ulvaeus
book By: Catherine Johnson
producer: Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus in association with Polygram
designer: Mark Thompson
choreographer: Anthony Van Laast
lighting designer: Howard Harrison
sound: Bobby Aitken and Andrew Bruce
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