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Preview: Mamma Mia! Newcastle Theatre Royal


Mamma Mia! Returns To Newcastle

Mamma Mia!
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Wednesday 22nd January – Saturday 8th February 2020

Following a spectacular run in 2017, the sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! makes a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal as part of its UK & International Tour celebrating 20 years since its London premier in April 1999.

From West End to global phenomenon, Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll and  proved a huge hit with North East audiences playing to packed out houses throughout its previous three week run.


Full casting has been announced with Sharon Sexton (Donna Sheridan), Sarah Harlington (Alternate Donna), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Rob Fowler (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Jamie Kenna (Bill Austin), Emma Mullen (Sophie Sheridan), Toby Miles (Sky), Marie Finlayson (Ali), Mariella Mazzilli (Lisa), James Willoughby Moore (Pepper), Eamonn Cox (Eddie) and Matthew Ronchetti (Father Alexander) set to star in the production.


Completing the cast are Taylor Bridges, Ambra Caserotti, Martin Dickinson, Billy Downes, Katie Dunsden, Matt Kennedy, Lewis Kidd, Emma Odell, Blair Robertson, Kaine Ruddach, Ellie Rutherford, Chiara Sparkes, Amy Thiroff, Cameron Vear, Sarah Wilkie and Robert Knight.


To date, Mamma Mia! has been seen by over 65 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages.  In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.  Mamma Mia! became the 8th longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years. Mamma Mia! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it celebrated its 20th Anniversary on 6 April 2019.

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.

Images: International Tour, company of 2018-2019. Photography by BrinkhoffMögenburg

Tickets:
Mamma Mia! is at Newcastle Theatre Royal for a three-week run between Wednesday 22 January and Saturday 8 February 2020 playing evenings at 7.30pm and matinees Tuesday 2pm (28 Jan only), Thursday 2pm, and Saturday 2.30pm.Tickets from £26.00 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk.


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