Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia: The Party (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia: The Party)

‘Mamma Mia: The Party’ extends at The O2 to 2022

The doors will reopen at the Greek taverna in October 2021.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of the immersive dining experience Mamma Mia: The Party reopening at The O2 next month, the full casting has been confirmed. Mamma Mia: The Party returns to The O2 from 1 October, and is currently booking to 3 Apr 2022.

Staged inside a custom-built Greek taverna at The O2, audiences meet Niko and Kate, the owners of the restaurant. Through ABBA's greatest hits, a love story will unfold in close proximity to dining guests, with performers singing and dancing around the venue.

Many of the Mamma Mia: The Party cast will resume their performances from 2019, led by Fed Zanni as Nikos and Steph Parry as Kate. The cast is completed by Linda John Pierre as Debbie, AJ Bentley as Adam, Julia Imbach as Kostantina, Allie Ho Chee as Bella, Kimberly Powell as Nina, Dawn Spence as Grandma and Gregor Stewart as Fernando, Oscar Balmaseda, Jonathon Bentley, Molly Cleere and Jessica Spalis. 

John Donovan, Luke Higgins, Kathryn Tindall, Steve Rushton and Mark Pusey will serve as Mamma Mia: The Party musicians.

Mamma Mia: The Party opened in London in August 2019. In a five-star review for, Mark Shenton said it's "not so much a show as an interactive 3D experience... the immensely likeable cast negotiate the multiple levels of the set with dexterity, freely interacting with the audience along the way." 

Mamma Mia: The Party first premiered in Stockholm in January 2016, with a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus. The storyline has been adapted for the UK stage by Sandi Toksvig. The UK production is co-directed and choreographed by Stacey Haynes and Roine Söderlundh, with scenic design by Bengt Fröderberg, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen and costume design by Annsofi Nyberg.

The reopening of Mamma Mia: The Party indicates an ABBA resurgence in the capital. Mamma Mia has resumed performances at the Novello Theatre, with Mamma Mia tickets on sale now. Next year, ABBA Voyage, a new concert experience, will open at a new London arena in summer 2022.

Mamma Mia: The Party is at The O2 from 1 October.

Photo credit: Cast of Mamma Mia: The Party (Photo courtesy of Mamma Mia: The Party)

Article Originally Published: 18 November 2020


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