IT’S going to be an ABBAtastic festive season at the Playhouse as the sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! returns for the first time in a decade.
Sarah Poyzer stars as Donna Sheridan opposite local favourite Philip Ryan, in the tale of family and friendship that unfolds on a Greek island paradise.
Mamma Mia! 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.
The musical opened in London’s West End in 1999 and has since been seen by more than 60 million people in 49 productions in 16 different languages.
The Movie version, released in 2008, is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.
So, as you can imagine, creator and producer Judy Craymer is delighted to be bringing it back to the Capital.
She says, “It’s fantastic we have the chance to bring Mamma Mia! back to Edinburgh.
“It will be 10 years since the show last visited this wonderful city and we look forward to welcoming new audiences as well as those that are re-joining us for the party.
“With its uplifting, sunny story and the much-loved music of ABBA, it’s the perfect winter warmer.”
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of Mamma Mia! has now been seen by more than ten per cent of the UK population, and is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway and in the West End.
With music and lyrics by Benny and Björn, you’ll be dancing by the end. Mamma Mia! Here we go again...
Mamma Mia!, Playhouse, Greenside Pl, until 7 January, £15-£64.50,0844-871 3014