Prince of Wales Theatre, London
How Much: £20.00-£67.50
How long: 2hrs 35mins (including interval)
Running until: 1st September 2012 (and then from 6th September at the Novello Theatre)
|Mamma Mia opened in the west end in 1999 and has been playing to sold out crowds for the last 13 years.
The cast will shortly be packing their bags at the Prince of Wales theatre and moving to their new home at the Novello. Sally Ann Triplett who currently plays Donna in the show will not be going with them and will leave the show in September to become someone else’s mother in Viva Forever – the Spice Girls inspired musical.
The success of this show is really down to the popularity of 70’s group Abba, who’s songs make up musical numbers in the show.In the story we see Sophie who lives on a Greek Island with her mother and is about to get married. Her dream is to have her father walk her down the isle but she has never met him and her mother Donna has always refused to discuss who it is. After finding an old diary of her mothers, Sophie realises there are three potential fathers! She writes to them all, inviting them to her wedding, hoping that she will instinctively know her father when she sees him.This turns out not to be the case and we follow her on a desperate journey to find out who is her father before the big day.
Mamma Mia is a feel good, sing along tourist attraction, which will have you tapping your toes and leaving the theatre singing (even if you don’t like Abba). It’s not the greatest piece of theatre ever made but it knows that and makes no apologies for it.
Wilma recently sat down for a chat and a cuppa with Kim Ismay who plays Tanya in the show. Take a look at the video and see her talk about some of the funny things that have gone wrong on stage over the years!
Take a look at the video here in the Tea With Wilma section!