Phyllida Lloyd directorial, Mamma Mia celebrates its 14th anniversary at West End. It was on 6th April 1999 when the musical made its West End debut. It entered its 15th year the same day this April.
Online PR News – 20-April-2013 – LONDON – Phyllida Lloyd directorial, Mamma Mia celebrates its 14th anniversary at West End. It was on 6th April 1999 when the musical made its West End debut. It entered its 15th year the same day this April.
The musical had initially opened at the Prince Edward Theatre where it enjoyed five years of houseful run. From here the musical was transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre on 3rd June 2004. The show continued its fabulous run at the venue until 6th September 2012 following which it reopened at its current home, the Novello Theatre.
Mamma Mia is continuing its record breaking run at the Novello Theatre becoming the highest ever weekly gross in the theatre’s history in the week that ended on 3rd November 2012. The cast of the show is led by Helen Hobson as Donna Sheridan, Joanna Monro as Rosie and Kim Ismay as Tanya, with Gary Milner as Sam Carmichael, Neil Roberts as Harry Bright, James Gaddas as Bill Austin, Charlotte Wakefield as Sophie Sheridan, Andreas Gyllander as Sky, Abiola Ogunbiyi as Ali, Tasha Taylor Johnson as Lisa, Steven Oliver as Pepper and Liam Doyle as Eddie.
The musical is based on Catherine Johnson’s story that is accompanied by popular ABBA numbers in the backdrop. ABBA, the Swedish group that commenced its journey in 1972 went on to become the first non-English speaking popular rock band of the world. Mamma Mia! They gave the world some mind blowing popular numbers.
A musical comedy, the show continues to pull audiences to the Novello Theatre even after its 14 years of spectacular run. The picturesque islands of Greece, the brilliant act presented by its cast and the mesmerizing ABBA numbers, everything is simply impeccable to make the show an audiences’ favourite.
Sophie is about to be married to Sky but days before that she comes across an interesting revelation that is to change her life! The piece of info that she got from one of her mother’s memoir tells her about her probable father. But in the course to find the man, she comes across three of them who all together agree to shower her with the fatherly love she has been deprived of all this while over her! Catch her hilarious journey at the Novello Theatre.