Theater: Mamma Mia! – West End

Opened: April 6, 1999

Book by: Catherine Johnson

Music & Lyrics by: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

West End Replacement Cast: Sanne Den Besten, Jamma Revell, Amy Webb, Mazz Murray, Jo Napthine, Linzi Hateley, Richard Carson, Filippo Coffano, Jake Small, Alasdair Harvey, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Richard Trinder, Stephen John Davis, Sorelle Marsh, Craig Anthony-Kelly, Felipe Bejarano, Jonathon Bentley, Tabitha Camburn, Georgina Castle, Edward Chitticks, Adam Clayton-Smith, Louise Dalton, Ben Darcy, Stephen John Davis, Rebecca Giacopazzi, Katy Hards, Jennifer Hepburn, Robert Knight, Rebecca McKinnis, Samira Mighty, George Miller, Stacey Leanne Mills, Robbie Scotcher & Amy West

Running onstage in the West End continually since 1999, Mamma Mia! is now the seventh-longest running show across the pond.

As Sophie (Sanne Den Besten) get closer to her wedding day, she finds her mom Donna’s (Linzi Hateley) diary and invites Sam (Richard Trinder), Bill (Dugald Bruce-Lockhart) and Harry (Alasdair Harvey) to her wedding. Any three of the men could be her father and she wants to figure out who it is before her big day.

Set to the music of ABBA, the musical is full of joy and passion.

Hateley’s voice is a bit nasally at times and doesn’t fit well in the Donna ballads. However, Donna’s friends Rosie (Jo Napthine) and Tanya (Mazz Murray) steal the show. The men are also a sight often being shirtless throughout the show.

Final say: You’ll have the time of your life. ★★★★☆

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