MAJOR CAST CHANGES IN MAMMA MIA! 17 MAR 03


MAJOR CAST CHANGES IN MAMMA MIA! 17 MAR 03

Mamma Mia!, has announced major cast changes at the Prince Edward Theatre from 17 Mar 03.

Alexandra Jay and Samuel Board take over the roles of 'Sophie' and 'Sky'. Kim Ismay will play 'Tanya', Tim Wallers 'Harry', Michael Simkins 'Sam'.

Louise Plowright (Donna); Myra McFadyen (Rosie); Rohan Tickell (Bill) will continue in the show.

Alexandra Jay won huge prominence as both understudy and alternate for 'Eliza Doolittle' in the current "My Fair Lady".

Samuel Board is making his West End debut. His previous stage work includes playing 'Matthew' in the national tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar".

Kim Ismay's London stage credits includes "Sunset Boulevard" and "Torch Song Trilogy", and was recently in the tour of "Saturday Night Fever".

This musical, based on the songs of ABBA, opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6th April 1999, following previews from 23rd March 99, to rave reviews and smash business. The show continues to break all Box Office records at the Prince Edward Theatre. It has grossed over £80 million and sold over 2 and half million tickets.

There are now nine productions of Mamma Mia! playing around the world. The show continues to break records in Toronto, Sydney, Hamburg, Tokyo, and on Broadway and with two US touring companies, and a permanent production has just opened at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Mamma Mia! has grossed more than $500 million worldwide.

The show has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

This original musical, which is a story of a mother and daughter set on the eve of the daughter's wedding, has a book by Catherine Johnson.

It is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

It is choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

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