The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to His Majesty’s Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, September 19 to Saturday, October 14 as part of its first ever UK tour.
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 more than 60 million people in 49 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time and in the UK is the highest selling DVD of all time.
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
Jane Spiers, Chief Executive at APA, said: “ABBA fans across the North-east can rejoice as Mamma Mia promises to be a dazzling show packed with incredible talent, mesmerizing choreography and spectacular costumes. There’s a huge buzz of anticipation around the tour as it’s the first time it has travelled the UK – and we are very excited to have secured a four-week run in His Majesty’s Theatre.
“Mamma Mia has all the makings of the ultimate feel-good show – love, laughter, family and friendship – and of course, some of ABBA’s best-loved songs including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes it All, SOS, Take a Chance on Me, and so many more. This is the perfect show to see with loved ones, so gather together family and friends and come along for a fantastic evening of entertainment.”
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.
The MAMMA MIA! UK Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.