MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The full cast has just been announced for the international tour of the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA!
MAMMA MIA! makes a triumphant return to Manila and will play at the Theatre at Solaire for a strictly limited season from 29 September as part of the show’s International Tour. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketworld.
The principal cast of MAMMA MIA! includes Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie). At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston.
Completing the cast are Tom Bainbridge, Devon Braithwaite, Ambra Caserotti, Áine Curran, Martin Dickinson, Tilly Ford, Courtney George, Sarah Harlington, Samuel Hawkins, Luke Jasztal, Matt Kennedy, Stacey Leanne Mills, Hollie Nelson, Matthew Ronchetti, Ellie Rutherford, Jaydon Vijn and Jamie Wilkin.
Described as ‘the sunniest of all musicals’ (Sunday Express, UK) and ‘ABBA-solutely fabulous’ (Bristol Post, UK), 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. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father, brings three men from her mother’s romantic past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
“The perfect ticket for a feel-good night out!”
The Daily Telegraph, UK
To date, the smash hit musical has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. When it was released in 2008, MAMMA MIA! The Movie became the highest-grossing live action musical film of all time. A second film, MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again is currently in production and will be released worldwide in July 2018.
The hugely successful International Tour, since premiering in Dublin in September 2004, has visited 85 cities across 38 countries and sold over 5 million tickets. The show was last performed in Manila in 2012 to an audience of over 45,000 and following its huge success, now makes a welcome return to the city.
The narrative power of more than 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, The Winner Takes It All, Does Your Mother Know and of course Mamma Mia, propels this charming story of love, laughter and friendship.
“The most fun I’ve had in a theatre in years!”
Toronto Star, Canada
Producer James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, said, “MAMMA MIA! remains the ultimate feel-good musical. It blends a humorous and heart-warming story with some of the best-known songs ever written, from the world’s number one pop group of all time. So whether you’ve seen the movie and want to experience the excitement of the show live on stage, or whether you have seen this spectacular show before and want to recapture the magic, here’s your chance!”
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! International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment and NGM, and is presented in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Ticketworld and Concertus Manila.