MAMMA MIA! COMES TO MILTON KEYNES

Does Your Mother Know the first ever MAMMA MIA! UK Tour will come to Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 2nd – Saturday 20th May. Prepare to be ABBA-solutely amazed!

Photo by Brinkhoff M+Âgenburg.

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 more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.

The touring cast includes Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan), Gillian Hardie (Rosie), Emma Clifford (Tanya), Alex Bourne (Sam Carmichael), Jamie Hogarth (Harry Bright), Christopher Hollis (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Fia Houston-Hamilton (Ali), Blaise Colangelo (Lisa), Louis Stockil (Pepper) and Brad Veitch (Eddie) will star in the production from Monday 13 February 2017.

MAMMA MIA!
International Tour 2017

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From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.

With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

The MAMMA MIA! UK Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.

Mamma Mia! is at Milton Keynes Theatre until 20th May

Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

Ernie Almond writes….

I went along on the opening night at Milton Keynes and I have to say that the packed house of (I assume) Abba fans were absolutely thrilled to hear every known Abba song and one or two that we didn’t remember.

The show may be corny and contrived, but I think that is what we all loved about Abba themselves wasn’t it? Excellent performances from the likes of Lucy May Barker and the three supposedly more adult members, until they don their stage costumes – but I dont want to spoil anything, Helen Hobson, Emma Clifford and some wonderful comedy moments from Gillian Hardie.

You might get the impression that the writers kept remembering an Abba song and then found a way to fit it in – much to the delight of the packed Milton Keynes Theatre.

If I have any criticism, it would be that being a fan of the island of the Greek island where the story is set, I was hoping for a backcloth with views of something similar. Instead of which we were treated to a front and a back cloth of blue waves – making me feel that the entire show was being performed under water! But what do I know?

Ernie Almond

Mamma Mia! is at Milton Keynes Theatre until 20th May

Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

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