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Mamma Mia! — ABBA’s smash-hit West End musical

Mamma Mia!
Where? Novello Theatre, Aldwych When? 25th August 2021 to 28th September 2024 7.30 PM (Mon-Sat) 3 PM matinee (Thu & Sat) Running time? 2 hours 35 mins, with interval Price? £15 to £85 Parking: Nearby car parks Buses: 9, 11, 13, 23 Bus fares Trains: The closest station is Covent Garden Piccadilly Other nearby stations: Charing Cross, Embankment, Holborn and Temple Train fares

Mamma Mia! is based on the blockbuster movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and tells the feel-good story of Donna and her daughter Sophie's idyllic life on an Greek island.

Sophie is about to get married and is desperate for her father to walk her down the aisle, but there's just one slight problem... she doesn’t know who he is! That's when she discovers her mother's old diaries and finds three names scribbled inside hearts - Harry, Bill and Sam - and decides to invite all three of them to her wedding.

When the three men arrive on the island they are totally oblivious to Sophie's true motives, and after sharing some stories of her mum's wild-child youth they start to rekindle long-lost memories...

A soundtrack of ABBA songs

Mamma Mia is one of the happiest, cheeriest, most feel-good musicals you could ever wish to see thanks to a soundtrack of ABBA classics. The show manages to weave in twenty-two of their best tunes including Mamma Mia (of course!), Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Take A Chance On Me and many more.

Scene from the Mamma Mia musical

Mamma Mia is a global phenomenon!

The combination of ABBA's classic tracks and story-telling magic has turned the show into a global smash, playing to more than 65 million people since it first opened in 1999. It's now the 5th longest-running musical in West End history and has broken box office records wherever it's played.

What the theatre critics say...

Daily Mail: ★★★★★ "Sheer enjoyability, a 5-star experience"; Sunday Express: ★★★★★ "The sunniest of all musicals it provides new pleasures every time"; Daily Telegraph: "The perfect ticket for a feel-good night out!"; The Guardian: "A terrific night out... great fun"; Evening Standard: "One of the most successful musicals ever"

Mamma Mia! Cast & Creatives

Director: Phyllida Lloyd; Written by: Catherine Johnson; Cast: Meg Hateley, Natasha Heyward, Olivia Lallo, Josie Benson, Gemma Goggin, Mazz Murray, Miles Henderson, Jake Bailey, Lucca Chadwick-Pate, Christopher Dickins, Stephen Beckett, Norman Bowman; Music and lyrics: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus

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Your comments and questions

TinaH Best night out ever! After much struggling I even managed to drag my boyfriend along and even he had to admit in the end that he enjoyed it (although he would never admit it now). I had to go because I have watched the movie about 10 times but I love ABBA so much. Mamma Mia is just all fun all the way through and it is great because everyone knows the songs - even my boyfriend! I like the way they have managed to get the songs into it. It is great how they have managed to slip them into the storyline - it is like they wrote them especially for this show! When I went the audience was really lively, singing and clapping and that made it even better because it's a great atmosphere instead of sitting there in silence like when we saw it at the cinema.

B D I have seen Mamma Mia 5 times now (twice at the theatre and 3 times at the cinema) so you could say that I'm a bit of a fan. Both times at the theatre I sat in the circle and both times I had a great view. It is much better seeing the show at the theatre than at the cinema because the atmosphere is wonderful. Both times I went the finale bit ended up with everyone who was watching on their feet clapping and dancing and having a great time, like true Abba fans should!

Dan Hi there, coming to London for a few days and looking to see a matinee show, probably Mamma Mia, what's the most reliable site for buying tickets? Thank you in advance.

Staff Hi Dan. Buying them direct from the shows's own website is the best way: mamma-mia.com/london.php. The only other site we'd really recommend is Ticketmaster because that's the biggest and most well-known.

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