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The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for a three week run from Tuesday 6 February– Saturday 24 February 2018 as part of its first ever UK tour.
Tickets for MAMMA MIA! will go on sale exclusively to Friends Of The Grand from 10am on Wednesday 15 February 2017. MAMMA MIA! fans can book from 10am on Friday 17 February 2017. Group bookings open at 10am on Monday 20 February 2017. Public bookings open from 10am on Tuesday 28 February 2017.
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 End to global phenomenon, the London production 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 delighted to be bringing the much loved musical MAMMA MIA! to Wolverhampton for the first time as part of the UK Tour. We hope that Wolverhampton audiences will enjoy the sunny and uplifting story and the music of ABBA; we can’t wait to share the fun!”
Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive and Artistic Director at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre said: “It is very exciting to be able to bring MAMMA MIA! to the city. The Grand Theatre has built a strong reputation presenting some of the biggest West End and Broadway productions to the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country. The inclusion of MAMMA MIA! to our 2018 season will not only bring three weeks of sunshine to the month of February, but will give audiences an indication of the calibre of entertainment they can expect in the near future.”
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 Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.
Tickets will be on sale through the Grand Theatre Box Office by calling 01902 42 92 12, visiting the Box Office in person or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.