MAMMA MIA! Tickets

Novello Theatre, London
Novello Theatre, London
Our Review 4 / 5

The international hit musical Mamma Mia! continues to run in London's West End at the Novello Theatre where it has been delighting audiences for 20 years after originally opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999. As one of the world's most successful and recognisable musical titles it leaves audiences on their feet night after night and has now been seen by over 54 million people around the world.

Featuring a host of hit ABBA songs including “Money Money Money,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Does Your Mother Know,” and “The Winner Takes it All,” this irresistibly funny musical comedy follows an original story of love, friendship and the search for identity accompanied by a score of some of the most recognisable and uplifting pop music ever written.

Mamma Mia! London began previews on 23rd March 1999, with an official opening on 6th April 1999. The Mamma Mia! running time at the Novello Theatre in the West End is 2 hours 35 minutes, including an interval.

Set on a Greek island paradise, Mamma Mia! tells the story of the newly engaged Sophie who is determined to find out the identity of her father and invite them to her wedding. Without telling her mother Donna, she writes to the three possible candidates and they all arrive just in time to see her walk down the aisle. The only question is, which one of the three very different men is it?

Don't miss your chance to see the original London production featuring an incredibly talented cast of performers and musicians who bring this colourful and exciting story to life. Fans of the 2008 movie musical will be delighted to see the show in its original form, so escape to this idyllic island paradise and enjoy the West End's greatest party, and you'll be thanking ABBA for the music.

Book your Mamma Mia! tickets, playing at the Novello Theatre today. Mamma Mia! tickets in London are available today. 

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Mamma Mia! Songlist

  • "Overture/Prologue" - Sophie
  • "Honey, Honey" - Sophie, Ali, & Lisa
  • "Money, Money, Money" - Donna, Tanya, Rosie, Pepper, & Ensemble
  • "Thank You for the Music" - Sophie, Sam, Harry, & Bill
  • "Mamma Mia" - Donna & Ensemble
  • "Chiquitita" - Donna, Tanya & Rosie
  • "Dancing Queen" - Donna, Tanya & Rosie
  • "Lay All Your Love on Me" - Sky, Sophie, & Male Ensemble
  • "Super Trouper" - Donna, Tanya, Rosie & Female Ensemble
  • "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" - Female Ensemble
  • "The Name of the Game" - Sophie & Bill
  • "Voulez-Vous" - Ensemble
  • "Entr'acte" - Orchestra
  • "Under Attack" - Sophie & Ensemble
  • "One of Us" - Donna
  • "SOS" - Donna & Sam
  • "Does Your Mother Know" - Tanya, Pepper & Ensemble
  • "Knowing Me, Knowing You" - Sam
  • "Our Last Summer" - Harry & Donna
  • "Slipping Through My Fingers" - Donna & Sophie
  • "The Winner Takes It All" - Donna
  • "Take a Chance on Me" - Rosie & Bill
  • "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" - Sam, Donna & Company
  • "I Have a Dream" - Sophie

Mamma Mia! is set on the Greek island of Kalokairi where 20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry her fiancé, Sky. As she dreams of her perfect wedding she wants her father to give her away, the only problem is she's never met him...After stealing her mother Donna's diary she narrows the options down to three men and writes to each of them inviting them to her dream wedding, without telling Donna her plan.


As Donna begins to prepare the Taverna for Sophie and Sky's wedding her friends Rosie and Tania arrive to join in the celebrations and reminisce about their days as a musical trip "Donna and the Dynamos". Guests begin to arrive and Donna finds herself face to face with Sam, Harry and Bill – the three options for Sophie's father, and the penny finally drops. As the drama begins to unfold, tensions rise leaving Sky and Sophie questioning whether or not a wedding is truly what they want, and the past comes back to haunt Donna. As old flames are rekindled, new relationships blossom and the wedding gets under way, which couple will end up walking down the aisle?

Opening date |
6th April 1999
Booking from |
25th August 2021
Available until |
2nd April 2022
Run time |
2 hours 35 minutes
Suitable for ages 5 and over.
Book by Catherine Johnson
Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal
Phyllida Lloyd
Songs by:
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. And some songs by Stig Anderson.
Howard Harrison
Mark Thompson
Anthony Van Laast
Cast list:
Mazz Murray, Emma Mullen, Richard Trinder, Neil Moors, Stephen Beckett, Sophie Matthew, Josie Benson, Gemma Goggin, Jack Danson, Tegan Bannister, Michael Nelson, Alexandros Beshonges, Natalie Langston, Natasha Agnew, Chloe Ames, Gemma Atkins, Chloe-Jo Byrnes, Nicole Carlisle, Angus Good, Natalie Jayne Hall, Lauren Hampton, James Humpleman, Morgan Jackson, Frankie Jones, Grace Moorhouse, Jodie Nolan, Dan O’Brien, George Olney, Michael Storrs, Kyle Turner, Michael Tyler, Simon Willmont and Alex Woodward.

Novello Theatre Venue Information

Novello Theatre, 5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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Our Review of MAMMA MIA!


The show features Abba songs which are cleverly integrated into the story written by Catherine Johnson. Young Sophie who lives with her mother on a small Greek island is about to be married to Sky and wishes for her father to walk her down the aisle. However, she has a problem, who is her father? Her mother does not want to tell her and so Sophie reads her mother’s diary and discovers the name of three men who could possibly be her dad. Sophie secretly invites all three men... Read more

Latest MAMMA MIA! News & Features

Photo credit: Mazz Murray as Donna in Mamma Mia (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)
Mazz Murray to reprise role of Donna in ‘Mamma Mia!’ as full cast announced
Monday, 21 June, 2021, 10:24
Following the news that the ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia! will reopen this summer, the full reopening cast has been announced. Mamma Mia! will resume performances at the Novello Theatre from 25 August, with Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale now. on sale now. Mazz Murray will continue in the role of Donna, previously playing the role when theatres shut down in March 2020. Emma Mullen will make her West End debut as Sophie, previously starring in the UK and...
Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia! (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia)
‘Mamma Mia!’ returns to Novello Theatre from August
Friday, 09 April, 2021, 11:25
After a year of suspended shows, Mamma Mia! will reopen at the Novello Theatre later this year. Mamma Mia! performances will resume from 25 August, continuing its West End run of over two decades. In a tweet from Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, the Novello will return with Mamma Mia! starring Mazz Murray and Emma Mullen. Murray will continue in the role of Donna Sheridan, previously playing the part before theatres were forced to shut in...
Photo credit: Mamma Mia! Cast (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia!)
Everything you need to know about ‘Mamma Mia!’ in London
Friday, 22 January, 2021, 14:43
Packed with ABBA's greatest hits and now a global movie phenomenon, how can we resist Mamma Mia!, the original musical? Set on the sunny Greek island of Kalokairi, this upbeat, easygoing show sees a young woman discover family secrets just before her wedding day. Walking down the aisle has never been so dramatic. For over 20 years, West End audiences have unleashed their inner “Dancing Queen” and said “Thank You For The Music” at the Novello Theatre. One of...
Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia! (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia)
‘Mamma Mia!’ extends at the Novello Theatre to 2021
Thursday, 26 November, 2020, 10:56
The long-running ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia! will play an extended booking period at the Novello Theatre, it has been confirmed. Performances will now run to 2 Oct. 2021, with the musical achieving its 22 year anniversary. Set to ABBA tracks including “Voulez Vous”, “Take A Chance On Me” and “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie as he prepares to marry her fiance, Sky. Inviting her three potential fathers to the island without her mother knowing, a battle ensues...
The West End cast of Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! releases West End cast and crew from contracts
Wednesday, 12 August, 2020, 11:12
The hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! has confirmed to The Stage newspaper that it has released all of its West End cast and stage management from their contracts, in light of the continuing Covid-19 shutdown. With continuing uncertainty of when West End venues will be able to reopen without social distancing measures in place and no update on timing expected until November, this move is the latest development as long-running shows prepare for continued disruption. It has...
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Mazz Murray to play Donna in Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre
Wednesday, 01 May, 2019
New casting has been announced for Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre, as the musical enters its 21st year in the West End. Mazz Murray will return to the production to play Donna, previously playing Tanya from 2015 to 2017. Recently playing Mama Morton in the West End revival of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, Murray’s previous theatre credits include We Will Rock You as the Killer Queen and Maureen in Rent. Further casting announcements include Kirsty Hoiles as...
Interview with Mamma Mia! star Linzi Hateley
Tuesday, 02 August, 2016
Linzi Hateley is one of musical theatre's most recognisable names having played roles in iconic productions such as Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins and of course, the RSC's fabled production of Carrie. Her astonishing voice and inimitable charm have allowed her to play roles as diverse as Mrs Banks and Roxy Hart and she has recently returned to the role of Donna Sheridan in the original West End production of Mamma Mia!, a role she...
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