The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! heads to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, this month, 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.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.
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.
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. The London production of MAMMA MIA! is currently booking until 22 October 2016.
The show stars Sara Poyzer (Donna Sheridan), Jenna Lee James (Alternate Donna), Jacqueline Braun (Rosie), Emma Clifford (Tanya), Richard Standing (Sam Carmichael), Tim Walton (Harry Bright), Christopher Hollis(Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Micha Richardson (Ali), Blaise Colangelo (Lisa), Louis Stockil (Pepper) and Sam Robinson (Eddie).
Completing the cast are Matthew Ronchetti, Jacob Fisher, Jennifer Harding, Stuart Hickey, Linda Holmgren, Rachel Ivy, Matt Kennedy, Georgie Leatherland, Mark Peachey, David Ribi, Ellie Rutherford, Parisa Shahmir, Michael James Stewart, Hannah Varnham, Rhodri Watkins, Jamie Wilkin and Dawn Williams.
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.
Mamma Mia! – Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 4 June
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. Extra matinee Thu 12 May 2.30pm.
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