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Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! Tickets

Novello Theatre, London
Novello Theatre, London
ABBA musical live on stage
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 of Wales 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. Mamma Mia! returns at the Novello Theatre from 25 August.

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. 

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?

Booking from |
25th August 2021
Available until |
2nd April 2022
Run time |
2 hours 35 minutes
Categories |
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

Novello Theatre Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

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: 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...
Lucy May Barker
New Sophie announced for Mamma Mia following cast withdrawal due to ill health
Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
A new lead has been announced for the West End production of Mamma Mia after the cast member playing Sophie Sheridan was forced to leave the show citing ill health. Georgia Louise had been playing Sophie since 11th June 2018, but announced her departure from the show on Monday stating that her asthma left her "frequently hospitalised and left unable to perform". In a statement she posted on Twitter, she thanked everyone in the production for their support, and added...
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Mamma Mia extends West End Run
Friday, 07 September, 2018
A further extension has been announced for smash-hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Playing at the Novello Theatre, Mamma Mia! will now be taking bookings until 14 September 2019. This extension period will also welcome in its 20th birthday on 6 April 2019. Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie who invites her three potential fathers before her wedding to Sky to finally learn who her father is, whilst keeping her mother Donna on her side. Featuring smash hits such as “Waterloo...
Georgina Castle interview - 'I first saw Mamma Mia when I was 11 and I knew I wanted to play Sophie'
Friday, 01 September, 2017
Georgina Castle took over the lead role of Sophie in ABBA musical Mamma Mia in June, after covering the role for several months. We caught up with Georgina to talk about the first time she saw Mamma Mia, her Swedish heritage, and taking on the role full-time. Your first Mamma Mia experience was at your birthday party, wasn’t it? It was, I think it was my 11th birthday party. I’ve been obsessed with musical theatre since I was very, very tiny so it was quite a common...
Mamma Mia! the Party applies for London planning permission
Mamma Mia! the Party applies for London planning permission
Thursday, 01 June, 2017
ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus has announced plans to bring Mamma Mia! the Party to London as he and producer Ingrid Sutej have revealed that they are currently in the process of applying for planning permission to create a temporary venue near London's Waterloo to host the theatrical event. The site-specific venue will recreate the famous taverna from the musical complete with courtyard, olive trees, a fountain and lots of bougainvillea - designed to resemble the island of...
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
Tuesday, 09 May, 2017
New casting has been announced for the West End production of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre which will see Sara Poyzer take on the lead role of Donna Sheridan, fresh from playing the role on the first ever UK tour. Following the musical's 18th birthday producer and creator Judy Craymer also announced that the show has extended its booking period to 3 March 2018. Mamma Mia! originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 April 1999 before transferring to...
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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