Antony Costa to join 'Mamma Mia! The Party' cast
Antony Costa, member of the boyband Blue, is among those set to join the new cast of Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2 from the 31 August 2023.
The award-winning singer-songwriter and actor Antony Costa will begin performances on 31 August in the role of Nikos.
"I am thrilled to have been given such a unique opportunity to be a part of Mamma Mia! The Party,” Antony Costa said in a statement “Being a massive ABBA fan myself, I cannot wait to get stuck into such a fun project and immerse myself into the world that Björn Ulvaeus and Sandi Toksvig have so masterfully crafted. See you in the Taverna!"
Costa’s theatre credits include leading roles in Blood Brothers (West End), Boogie Nights (UK Tour), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Zorro (Hope Mill Theatre), The Cat and The Canary (UK Tour), Popstars: The Musical (UK Tour), Aladdin (De Montfort Hall, Leicester) and Beauty and the Beast (Grand Opera House, York).
The new cast also includes Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Debbie, Jacob Dachtler (Halls The Musical) as Adam and Sarah Drake (From Here to Eternity) as Nina. Adam Redford (The 12 Tenors) joins the lineup as Ruben/Swing, Emanuel Alba (Man of La Mancha) as Carlos/Swing, Deschenes Graham (‘Alice’ in Mad Hatter’s Circus) as Joyce/Swing, Lucy-Anne Stacey (We Will Rock You, Royal Caribbean) as Sue/Swing and, Gemma McLean (Only Fools and Horses) as Kate (at certain performances).
They join existing cast members Molly Cleere who will be playing the role of Konstantina, Kimberly Powell who will continue as Kate (at certain performances), Dawn Spence as Grandma, Oscar Balmaseda as Fernando, Robban Hogstrom as Robin/Swing and Claudia Bradley as Loretta/Swing whilst Rosie Rowlands and Allie Ho Chee share the role of Bella, along with the musicians, John Donovan, Luke Higgins, Kathryn Tindall, Steve Rushton and Luke Roberts.
Be transported to Nikos Taverna on the Greek Island of Skopelos for a night filled with ABBA’s greatest hits, a gourmet Greek meal, and a heart-warming story that immersively unfolds around you. The evening ends with a 1970s disco where everyone can dance the night away!
Mamma Mia! The Party has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (some songs with Stig Anderson), and a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn Ulvaeus, with the English book by writer, comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.
Mamma Mia! The Party is at the O2 now booking until 3 March 2024.
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Photo credit: Antony Costa (Photo courtesy of production)
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