Preview: Mamma Mia! at Sunderland Empire
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FIRST UKTOUR OF WORLDWIDE SMASH HITMUSICAL
Tuesday 17th October – Saturday 11th November 2017
TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FROM 10AM, TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2016
The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! will come to Sunderland Empire for a 4 week run from 17 October – 11 November 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour.
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. To date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. Mamma Mia! The Movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.
From West Endto global phenomenon, the Londonproduction 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 ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
Creator and Producer Judy Craymer said: “We are thrilled to be bringing Mamma Mia! to Sunderland for the first ever UK Tour. The heart-warming and feel-good story is fun for all the family, and we can’t wait to share the irresistible songs of ABBA with Sunderland.”
Ben Phillips, General Manager at Sunderland Empire said: “Mamma Mia! is a high-energy, show stopping, feel-good production and we are delighted to announce that the smash hit musical will play Sunderland Empire in 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour”.
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 Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeusfor Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.
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Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland
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