New cast announced for the West End production of MAMMA MIA!
Fresh from playing Donna Sheridan in the first ever UK Tour of global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, Sara Poyzer is delighted to be playing the role at London’s Novello Theatre from Monday 12 June 2017, along with fellow Dynamos, Kate Graham as Tanya and Jacqueline Braun as Rosie.
Creator/Producer Judy Craymer is also delighted to be able to announce, on the eve of the musical’s 18th birthday in London (6 April 2017), that the booking period in London will extend to 3 March 2018, with tickets on sale from Friday 7 April 2017.
Sara Poyzer’s other recent stage work includes Janet in Northern Broadsides’ UK Tour of Jonathan Miller’s production of Rutherford & Son and Billy’s Mum in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre, London). Kate Graham’s other West End credits include Cherry in Sam Mendes’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot(Victoria Palace Theatre). Jacqueline Braun previously played Rosie in the first UK Tour of MAMMA MIA!. She has also played the key roles of Eponine in Les Misérables and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in Germany and Killer Queen in We Will Rock You in Switzerland.
From Monday 12 June, Georgina Castle will be promoted from the ensemble and First Cover Sophie Sheridan, to playing the role in her own right. She will be joined by Christopher Jordan-Marshall, making his West End debut as Sky. Also new to the cast of MAMMA MIA! from 12 June will be Bobbie Little as Ali, Harriet Bunton as Lisa, Damian Buhagiar as Pepper and Nye Rees as Eddie, with Caroline Deverill playing the role of Donna Sheridan at certain performances. They will be joining Richard Trinder, who plays Sam, Alasdair Harvey who plays Harry and Dugald Bruce-Lockhart who plays Bill.
From West End to global phenomenon, 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 over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages grossing more than $2 billion at the box office. In 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. MAMMA MIA! is currently on its first ever UK Tour, receiving great critical and public acclaim.
MAMMA MIA! originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 April 1999, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004. The musical re-opened at the Novello Theatre in 2012. The show has just announced it has extended its booking period to 3 March 2018.
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