Smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! will play at Sunderland Empire in 2020 as the production marks 20 years since its West End debut.
The feel-good musical tells the funny tale of a mother, daughter and her three possible dads. set on a Greek island to music by Abba. To date, it has been seen by more than 65 million people. Mamma Mia! is the eighth longest running show in Broadway history, where it has played for 14 years. The show has run at London’s Novello Theatre since 1999.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! The Movie became the highest grossing live action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008. A second film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, opened in July 2018 and is the most successful live musical movie sequel of all time.
Judy Craymer, Creator and Producer of Mamma Mia!, said: “We are so thrilled to be bringing Mamma Mia! back to Sunderland as part of the UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since the show first opened in London’s West End. Mamma Mia! is a sunny feel-good story for all the family and we can’t wait to share the joyous music of ABBA with Sunderland audiences again.”
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
The Mamma Mia! UK & International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM. Mamma Mia! comes to the Sunderland Empire from Tuesday September 8 – Saturday September 19, 2020.
Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, also from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland . They go on general sale on Monday December 2 at 10am. ATG Theatre Card members can book from today, while parties of 10 or more can book from Thursday November 28.