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"Mamma Mia!" major cast changes 5 March 2007
Joining the cast are Linzi Hateley (Donna Sheridan), Jane Gurnett (Tanya), Steven Finch (Harry Bright), Hannah Robertson (Sophie Sheridan), Paul Shelford (Sky), Lucy Miller (Ali), Tanya Robb (Lisa), Kieran Jae (Eddie).
Continuing in the cast are: Joanna Monro (Rosie), Iain Fletcher (Sam Carmichael), Paul Hawkyard (Bill Austin), Ben Heathcote (Pepper).
At certain performances the role of ‘Donna Sheridan’ will be played by Lucy Harris.
Linzi Hateley has starred in many West End musicals including “Mary Poppins”, “Chicago”, “Grease”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Les Misérables”.
Jane Gurnett, whose theatre credits include several seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, is known for her television work including “Crossroads”, “Dangerfield”, “Doctors” and “The Bill”.
Steven Finch , who was in Stephen Daldry’s production of “An Inspector Calls” and who has played seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has television credits including playing ‘Jonathan Gordon-Davies’ in “Brookside” for three years, “Crown Prosecutor”, “The Bill”, “Holby City” and “Doctors”.
Both Hannah Robertson and Paul Shelford are making their West End debuts in “MAMMA MIA!”.
Lucy Miller has appeared in the West End musicals “Fame” and “Chicago”.
Tanya Robb has appeared in the West End musicals “Mary Poppins”, “Tonight’s the Night”, “We Will Rock You” and “Peggy Sue Got Married”.
Kieran Jae , who has been seen on television in both “Teachers” and “The Four Parts of Johnny Vegas”, has also appeared in the West End production of “The Witches of Eastwick”.
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.