The new London
cast for the global smash hit musical Mamma
Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre will start performances on Monday March
3. Linzi Hateley will continue to head
the cast as 'Donna Sheridan', with Joanna Monro as 'Rosie' and Jane Gurnett as 'Tanya'.
Richard Laing will play 'Sam Carmichael', Paul Ryan 'Harry Bright', Andrew Hall
'Bill Austin', Katie Brayben 'Sophie Sheridan', Oliver Hembrough 'Sky', Jodie
Read 'Ali', Laura Selwood 'Lisa', Giovanni Spano 'Pepper' and Matt Wilman
'Eddie'. At certain performances the
role of 'Donna Sheridan' will be played by Melissa Jacques.
Mamma Mia!, the
smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will celebrate its 9th London birthday this
April. Mamma Mia! continues to break
box office records at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The musical has had the highest ever weekly
gross taken in the history of the Prince of Wales Theatre several times. From
West End smash to global phenomenon, Mamma
Mia!" has already been seen by more than 30 million people in over 170
cities across North America, Australia,
Europe and Asia. It has already grossed over $2 billion at the
box office worldwide. The original London production opened
in 1999 and has grossed over £155 million at the UK Box Office. By the
beginning of March this year, the London
production will have been seen by 5 million people.
"Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless
songs, writer Catherine Johnson's enchanting tale of family and friendship
unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the
eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father
brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20
years ago…" describe press notes.
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 production is designed by Mark Thompson with lighting design by
Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken and musical
supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
Mamma Mia! is now
booking until April 25, 2009. Tickets
are priced from £20- £55 for weekday performances and £20-£59 for Saturday
performances. Tickets are available
online at www.mamma-mia.com or through
the Box Office on 0844 482 5115 or SEE on 0870 264 3333. Performances times are Mondays-Thursdays at
7.30pm, with Friday performances at 5.00pm and 8.30pm and Saturday performances
at 3.00pm and 7.30pm.
Visit the Mamma Mia!
Website for more information at: www.mamma-mia.com