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Major cast changes in Mamma Mia! from 15 June
New cast will include: Sally Ann Triplett (Donna Sheridan), Katy Secombe (Rosie), Norman Bowman (Sam Carmichael), Christopher Hollis (Bill Austin), Niamh Perry (Sophie Sheridan) , Ben Heathcote (Pepper), Sam McKay (Eddie).
The show will continue to feature Paul Ryan (Harry Bright), Oliver Hembrough (Sky), Jodie Read (Ali), Laura Selwood (Lisa), Jane Gurnett (Tanya).
At certain performances the role of ‘Donna Sheridan’ will be played by Melissa Jacques.
Sally Ann Triplett's West End credits include "Guys & Dolls" at the Piccadilly in 2006; "Chicago" at the Adelphi in 2005; "Acorn Antiques" at the Haymarket in 2005; "Anything Goes" at the Olivier NT & Drury Lane in 2003.
Katy Secombe's West End credits include "Les Miserables" at the Palace & Queen's Theatre in 2003 & 2005; "Mother Clap's Molly House" at the Lyttelton NT & Aldwych in 2001 & 2002.
Norman Bowman's West End credits include "Twelfth Night" at the Wyndham's in 2008; "Disney's High School Musical" at the Apollo Hammersmith in 2008; "Parade" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007; "GUYS AND DOLLS" at the Piccadilly in 2005-07; "Lady Be Good" at the Open Air Regent's Park in 2007.
Christopher Hollis has made many TV appearances including “EastEnders”, “The Bill”, “A Touch of Frost” and “Brookside”.
Niamh Perry was a recent finalist on “I’d Do Anything” on BBC, competing for the role of ‘Nancy’ in the current production of “OLIVER!”
MAMMA MIA! has been seen by more than 40 million people in over 200 cities across North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. It has grossed over $2 billion at the box office worldwide. The original London production opened in 1999 and has grossed over £170 million at the UK Box Office.
A film adaptation of the stage show was released in 2008 titled "Mamma Mia! The Movie".
Based on the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6th April 1999, following previews from 23rd March 1999. It transferred to the Prince of Wales theatre on 3 June 2004.
The show has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn 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.