MAMMA MIA! CAST CHANGES AND 3RD BIRTHDAY


MAMMA MIA! CAST CHANGES AND 3RD BIRTHDAY

There are major cast changes in Mamma Mia! , at the Prince Edward theatre from 18th March 02 as the London production celebrates its 3rd Birthday and audiences pass the 2 million mark, and grossed over £60 million.

From 18th March 2002 Laura Michelle Kelly and Paul Basleigh take over the roles of 'Sophie and 'Sky'. Susannah Fellows will join the cast to play 'Tanya', and Myra McFadyen 'Rosie'.

Louise Plowright will continue to play the starring role of 'Donna', with Peter Forbes as 'Harry', Simon Slater as 'Sam' and Rohan Tickell as 'Bill'.

Laura Michelle Kelly's West End credits include 'Swallow' in "Whistle Down the Wind" and 'Eponine' in "Les Miserables".

Paul Basleigh's West End credits include "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease".

Susannah Fellows West End credits include "Me and My Girl", "Lend Me A Tenor", "City of Angels", "Aspects of Love", and most recently 'Mama Morton' in "Chicago".

Myra McFadyen has had an extensive theatre career, including roles at the Royal National Theatre in "Le Bourgeois Gentihomme" and "Macbeth".

A new 6 month booking period covering performances from 30th Sep 02 to 15th Mar 03 has recently been announced.

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.

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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