Audiences are obviously keen to don their shiny Super Trouper outfits and head to The O2 this summer as the booking period for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new immersive theatrical and dining experience, has been extended from 18 November 2019 to 16 February 2020 due to popular demand. All together now, ‘Thank you for the music…, the songs I’m singing…’
Created by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! The Party is a new and unique entertainment concept that puts guests in the heart of the action (previewing at The O2 from 29 August 2019 and opening on 19 September). Over the course of more than five hours, they can enjoy a show, a three-course gourmet Mediterranean meal and an ABBA disco all in one evening.
Mamma Mia! The Party is set in a taverna on the island of Skopelos, where most exteriors of the first Mamma Mia! film were shot. Nikos and his wife Kate run this exotic and wonderful restaurant together with their family and friends. Told through dialogue and ABBA songs, a warm, romantic and funny story evolves and unfolds during the evening, taking place around the guests as they sit at their tables enjoying a delicious Greek meal. The evening ends with the main floor transforming into a 1970s disco, where audience members are welcome to stay to sing and dance to original ABBA recordings.
Björn Ulvaeus, the executive producer, said:
“We are thrilled with the public response to Mamma Mia! The Party, which has shown in our phenomenal ticket sales to date. I am excited to be bringing our joyful production to London, and am grateful to Londoners and people around the UK who have shown their support for us in return.”
Mamma Mia! The Party has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (some songs with Stig Anderson), and a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn Ulvaeus, adapted for the UK by writer, comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.
The London version of Mamma Mia! The Party, which originally opened in Stockholm in January 2016 and is now in its fourth sold-out year, will be co-directed by Roine Söderlundh and Stacey Haynes.