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Mamma Mia! announces new casting at the West End's Novello Theatre
Cast changes announced for Mamma Mia! in the West End
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 the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004. It re-opened at the Novello Theatre in 2012, where it continues to play to enthusiastic audiences.
Seen by nearly 8 million people, the London production has played over 7,500 performances and has broken box office records in all three of its London homes.
Sara Poyzer will take over the role from current Donna Linzi Hateley from 12 June 2017, and will be joined by Kate Graham as Tanya and Jacqueline Braun as Rosie. Georgina Castle will be promoted from the ensemble to the role of Sophie, joined by Christopher Jordan-Marshall making his West End debut as Sky.
New cast members Bobbie Little (Ali), Harriet Bunton (Lisa), Damian Buhagiar (Pepper), Nye Rees (Eddie), Alishia-Marie Blake, Stuart Hickey, Mark Isherwood, Matt Jordan-Pidgeon, Tyler Kennington, Madeleine Leslay, Natasha O’Brien, Alice O’Hanlon, Alexanda O’Reilly, Adam Paul-Robertson, Oli Reynolds and Katy Stredder will be joining Richard Trinder (Sam), Alasdair Harvey (Harry) and Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (Bill) and Tabitha Camburn, Adam Clayton-Smith, Katy Day, Katy Hards, Jennifer Hepburn, Robert Knight, Stacey Leanne Mills and Robbie Scotcher, who are already in the Ensemble.
Sara Poyzer’s other recent stage work includes Rutherford & Son and Billy Elliot.
Mamma Mia! features music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Catherine Johnson. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, it is choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison and sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken. It is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.
Mamma Mia! tickets are now on sale to 3 March 2018.