The musical Mamma Mia! continues to pull in the crowds 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 involved 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 unfathomable surprise - they all turn up. But which one will take her down the aisle?
The 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 successful film in 2008 starring Meryl Streep as Donna and Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard as the trio of potential dads.
For more about Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales theatre, read the Big Interview with former cast member Niamh Perry.
Cast & Creatives
- Sally Ann Triplett, Joanna Monro, Kim Ismay, William Tapley, Oliver Senton, Mark Gillis, Dani De Waal, Craig Fletcher, Hannah Fairclough, Rachel Sargent, Warren Sollars, Alex Jessop, Melissa Jacques
- Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorrn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson
- Phyllida Lloyd
- Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus in association with Polygram
- Anthony Van Laast
- Lighting Designer
- Howard Harrison
- Bobby Aitken and Andrew Bruce
Prince of Wales Theatre
- Coventry Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AS
- 0870 850 0393
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Piccadilly Circus (approx. 150m)
- Nearest bus
- 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
- Nearest train
- Charing Cross (approx. 550m)
50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown, only 4 minutes walk away or Q-Park Trafalgar, just 7 minutes walk away.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0844 482 5137
- Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
- Limited mobility
- Good leg room throughout theatre, best in row J in the Stalls.
- Access description
- Slight slope into the box office foyer through double doors opening outwards on corner of Coventry and Whitcomb Street. Low The Prince of Wales Theatre is situated on Coventry Street in London’s West End, on the edge of Leicester Square opposite Planet Hollywood restaurant. It is a Grade Two listed building, originally opened in 1937. If you are arriving by car, you can be dropped off in Coventry Street by the main doors. There is an NCP car park at back of theatre, but please note that there is little in the way of on-street parking. The main entrance to the theatre has level access from street and the doors are pinned open 45 mins prior to a performance. As you enter through the main doors you will find yourself in the main foyer. There will be dedicated Access Host who will meet and greet patrons with access requirements upon arrival, andif requested, escort you through the theatre and to your seats.Tickets can be collected from the box office which is on the left of the foyer. There is a lift at the back of the foyer for access to the toilets and Delfont Bar. The Stalls can be accessed from Street level, and the Circle is approximately 70 stairs (6 flights) up. Staircases have highlights and handrails, and the foyer has hardwood flooring for wheelchairs. The seats on both levels are arranged in three blocks. In the stalls there are no steps, but the floor slopes down gently towards the stage. In the circle there are steps which are quite steep and thereis no hand rail.
- Hearing impaired
- Sennheiser infra-red system with 12 headsets available.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. Advance notice required.
- 3 wheelchair spaces available and wheelchair and scooter transfer spaces to designated aisle seats in the Stalls. Companions can sit beside them. Please check location of seats with Box Office.
- No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls and at the back of the Dress Circle.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilets off the Stalls.
- No steps to Stalls bar (served by lift). Dress Circle Bar 4 steps up and 6 down from Dress Circle foyer. (Stalls bar has moveable seating). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Hospitality areas in Dress Circle foyer and 9 steps up from back of Dress Circle.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens