Mamma Mia! 3,500th perfs in London on 23 Aug

Mamma Mia! 3,500th perfs in London on 23 Aug

Mamma Mia! will become the longest ever running show at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Saturday 18 August 2007, overtaking the record previously held by “Aspects of Love”. The show will also celebrate its 3,500th performance in London on Thursday 23 August 2007

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, where it is currently booking to 28 June 2008

The current cast includes Linzi Hateley (Donna Sheridan), Joanna Monro (Rosie), Jane Gurnett (Tanya), Iain Fletcher (Sam Carmichael) , Steven Finch (Harry Bright) , Paul Hawkyard (Bill Austin), Hannah Robertson (Sophie Sheridan) , Paul Shelford (Sky), Lucy Miller (Ali), Tanya Robb (Lisa) , Ben Heathcote (Pepper) , Kieran Jae (Eddie) .

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.

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