15 Years in London – Mamma Mia

mamma-mia-londonMamma Mia turns 15 in April 2014 and it’s going to be an amazing party.

First opening in London in 1999, Judy Craymer‘s musical celebration of life is a West End classic and is expected to be packing them in for years to come. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most successful shows in London, with an always top form cast and the scintillating selection of tunes from the legendary Abba songbook.

Mamma Mia London will be serving up the magical, musical moments throughout April and into the rest of the year. Don’t miss out on the celebration in this historic year. It’s got a long way to go to beat the legendary Les Miserables, which opened in 1985 (that’s right, 2015 will be it’s 30th!!) and Phantom of the Opera (Opened in 1986) but Mamma Mia, though still a teenager is still having fun!

Book Tickets 15 Years in London – Mamma Mia

Now Booking to October 2014

mamma-moonMamma Mia is set to run and run and the latest news is that the show will continue to wow audiences in the West End to October 2014 at it’s current home.

Since transferring from The Prince of Wales Theatre to The Novello in Aldwych, Mamma Mia in London continues to entertain. It’s one of the most celebrated and successful musicals in recent teams and it’s millions of fans know exactly why. Feel good doesn’t even come close to describing the elation this musical produces in people.

Booking up to the 25th of October 2014, Mamma Mia London runs Monday to Saturday at 7:45PM with Matinees at 3:00PM on Thursday and Saturday. The show runs fro around 2 hours and 35 minutes and their a 15 minute interval.

Much has been written about the musical, both in it’s stage and screen incarnations, but it’s definitely the stage version fans love the best.  A great night out on the town, Mamma Mia is a guaranteed way to get together with friends and have a ball.

 

 

Book Tickets

mamma miaNow booking all the way through 2013 right up to April 2014 at it’s current home, The Novello Theatre, Mamma Mia! is the global and West End musical sensation which will run and run.

Heading towards it’s 15th successive year in London, this glittering production based on the songs of ABBA is one of the best nights out in Theatreland.

With weekday and Saturday evening performances at 7.45 pm and two matinees (Thursday and Saturday at 3.00 pm) there is plenty of opportunity to book tickets for a show that’s suitable for you.

We’d recommend booking with LoveTheatre who have over twenty years experience as a West End Theatre Ticket retailer and are part of the STAR system (Secure Tickets Authorised Retailers).

The story behind the musical

mamma-singThe seed, or genesis of the idea for Mamma Mia! first came about as far back as 1983, when the writer Judy Craymer struck up a partnership with ABBA mainstays Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson whilst working on Tim Rice’s musical Chess.

It was nearly 15 years later when Craymer hooked up with Catherine Johnson who helped write the book and then two years later in 1999 the musical was born.

Thanks to the 2008 film version with Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, the story is already well known – on the Greek Island of Kalokairi we find Sophie all set to marry, with her dream of being walked down the aisle by her Father, but she doesn’t know who he is! After stumbling upon some of her mothers diaries she writes to three potential Fathers from her Mother’s past, inviting them to the wedding….. what follows is an uplifting celebration of love, live and song and music.

There’s an estimated 42 Million people across the globe who’ve seen the show, as it’s now a global phenomena, first transferring from the West End to Broadway in 2002, before becoming a touring show and a permanent fixture in some of the worlds biggest cities.

The original London show opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on the 6th of April 1999. It transferred to the Prince of Wales theatre in 2004 and stayed in residence there for 8 years before moving to it’s current home The Novello.

Novello Theatre

mamma-novello-smallThe Novello Theatre in Aldwych, is situated close to London’s popular Covent Garden piazza area and is considered to be one of the West Ends most cherished theatres.

It was originally opened in 1905, and has stunning exterior decoration which is now complemented by it’s interior following an extensive refurbishment in 2012.

Renamed in 2005 after the famous Ivor Novello himself (once a resident of the flat above the premises) it has previously been known as The Strand Theatre and The Waldorf Theatre.

Mamma Mia! is in esteemed company, this world class production venue has hosted such West End favourites as Cabaret, the Desperately Seeking Susan musical, a brilliant run as the home of Buddy (The Buddy Holly Musical from 1995 to 2002), a plethora of Royal Shakespeare Company productions (RSC) and most recently a successful revival of Noises Off and Crazy For You.

Mamma Mia! moved in on September 6th 2012 when it relocated from The Prince of Wales Theatre, Piccadilly.

Now Booking up to 15th April 2014