The first MAMMA MIA! UK tour will come to Manchester next week.
MAMMA MIA!, which runs at the city’s Palace Theatre from May 10 to June 4, is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise.
To date, it has been seen by more than 54 million people in 49 productions in 14 different languages.
MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time and one in four households in the UK has the DVD, which is now Amazon UK’s biggest selling DVD ever.
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first western musical to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
With musical and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.
Creator and producer Judy Craymer said: “I feel sure that audiences will love MAMMA MIA! and its feel-good story and the much-loved music of ABBA.
“We are looking forward to welcoming new audiences as well as those who would love to see it again – it’s huge fun!”
MAMMA MIA! will be staged at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from June 14 to 25.