MAMMA MIA! Mamma Mia! now booking to 22 May 04

MAMMA MIA! Mamma Mia! now booking to 22 May 04

Mamma Mia! has extended booking by 2 months to 22 May 04 at the Prince Edward Theatre, before the show's transfer to the Prince of Wales, announced earlier this year.

On Wed 2 July 03 Mamma Mia! will be celebrating its 10 millionth audience member worldwide. On the same day, the London cast will by joining in festivities at the Royal Opening Ceremony for the Golden Jubilee Bridges, performed by Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra. At 1.30pm, immediately after the Opening Ceremony, the cast of "Mamma Mia!" will perform a medley of 'Money, Money, Money', 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Dancing Queen', culminating in an exclusive performance if 'Waterloo' in the shadow of the famous London railway. station. It will be the first time that any of the casts of "Mamma Mia!" from around the world will have performed 'Waterloo' outside of the theatres themselves. Bjorn Ulvaeus will be a special guest at the ceremony and will be releasing 5,000 baloons from the Terrace of the Royal Festival Hall. There will be a public screen at Jubilee Gardens, by BA London Eye, from which to watch the celebrations.

Mamma Mia! , 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. It has grossed over £80 million and sold over 2 and half million tickets.

The cast currently includes: Alexandra Jay and Samuel Board in the roles of 'Sophie' and 'Sky'. Kim Ismay 'Tanya', Tim Wallers 'Harry', Michael Simkins 'Sam'. Louise Plowright (Donna); Myra McFadyen (Rosie); Rohan Tickell (Bill).

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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