Mamma Mia! The Party makes an announcement about its future
Written by Jamie Griffiths on July 23, 2022
Mamma Mia! the Party will continue
Mamma Mia! the Party, London’s premier musical dining experience, has extended its booking period due to extraordinary demand and is now playing to Sunday 26 February 2023. Tickets for the new booking period at The O2 London are on sale this Friday 22 July.
Created by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! the Party is a unique and magical experience in a class of its own, bringing all ABBA’s hits to life more vividly than ever before: over the course of four glittering hours, guests can immerse themselves in a spectacular musical extravaganza, a four-course Greek feast and an ABBA disco, all in one unforgettable evening of dancing, dining and singing!
Mamma Mia! the Party is set in a taverna on the beautiful Greek island of Skopelos, where most exteriors of the first Mamma Mia! film were shot. Nikos and his wife Kate run this exotic and wonderful restaurant together with their family and friends. Told through dialogue and timeless ABBA songs, a warm, romantic and funny story evolves and unfolds during the evening, taking place around the guests as they sit at their tables enjoying a gourmet Greek meal. The evening ends with a 1970s disco, where audience members are welcome to stay to sing and dance to ABBA recordings.
Food is at the heart of the experience and a menu has been created that collects the finest Greece has to offer, made from the best, freshest ingredients. Guests are served with a traditional mezze followed by the iconic Greek salad of fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumber and feta. For the main course, confit lamb shoulder and slow-cooked beef are served with roasted garlic potatoes, courgettes peperonata, romesco and aromatic jus. For vegetarian and vegan guests, there is roasted cauliflower with a lemon-herb dressing and stuffed tomato with lentil ragout. A sumptuous Greek lemon cake served with confit orange skin and citrus yoghurt is the perfect end to this delicious meal. Vegan guests are served traditional loukoumades, delicious dough balls accompanied by a sweet fig jam.
Guests can get the ultimate Mamma Mia! The Party experience with one of the available packages. The Platinum Package provides a Tier A ticket in a prime location, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with members of the cast right at your table, champagne on arrival, half a bottle of wine and a Mamma Mia! The Party merchandise party pack. Guests can also upgrade their existing booking by adding the VIP upgrade package, taking their experience to the next level with champagne on arrival, half a bottle of wine and a Mamma Mia! The Party merchandise party pack.
The cast includes Fed Zanni as Nikos, Lorraine Chappell as Kate, Linda John-Pierre as Debbie, Jonathon Bentley as Adam, Molly Cleere as Konstantina, Allie Ho Chee as Bella, Jessica Spallis as Nina, Dawn Spence as Grandma, Gregor Stewart as Fernando and Oscar Balmaseda, Claudia Bradley, Ellis Dackombe, Tamara Perks, Tasha Sheridan and Garrett Tennant. The musicians are John Donovan, Luke Higgins, Kathryn Tindall, Steve Rushton and Luke Roberts.
Mamma Mia! the Party has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (some songs with Stig Anderson), and a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn Ulvaeus, with the English book by writer, comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.
The London version of Mamma Mia! the Party, which originally opened in Stockholm in January 2016, is co-directed and choreographed by Stacey Haynes and Roine Söderlundh, with set designed by Bengt Fröderberg, lighting designed by Patrick Woodroffe, sound designed by Gareth Owen, costumes designed by Annsofi Nyberg, music supervision by Robin Svensson and casting by David Grindrod CDG for Grindrod Burton Casting.
Mamma Mia! the Party is executively produced by Björn Ulvaeus and produced by Sally Davies for U-Live.