Mamma Mia! celebrated its 14th birthday on the West End this weekend just gone (April 5th) and the occasion was marked perfectly by the news that it has now been extended for a 15th year, with it now taking bookings until April 5th next year.
The show first brought the Swedish super group ABBA’s greatest hits to London in 1999 when it opened at the Prince Edward Theatre and since then some of the band’s most famous songs such as Money Money Money, Thank You For The Music, Take a Chance On Me and Dancing Queen have been heard by millions.
The production is one of only five musicals to have played in both the West End and on Broadway for more than a decade and it has been seen by ten per cent of the UK’s population and more than 50 million people in 37 different iterations around the world.
Catherine Johnson’s tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise as, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the true identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back into her life on the island in which they last visited 20 years ago.
Despite the news that it will be in situ for another year, visitors to central London hotels would be prudent to ensure they book tickets as soon as possible in order to avoid the disappointment of missing out on seeing the production.
Tickets will be available from just £58, with the best seats in the house setting visitors back £120.
People will find that getting to the Novello Theatre is a breeze from most hotels in the capital as both Covent Garden and Temple Tube stops are within easy walking distance of the venue.