Mamma Mia is a real theatre classic. It’s one where everyone has heard of it and everyone knows the songs. Put simply, everyone seems to love it. We just can’t resist it (excuse the pun)!
When Mamma Mia hit the cinemas, I went with my grandmother and I will admit we both sat and sobbed. It only seemed right that we see it in the theatre too! Yes, we both cried again. It very quickly became clear why this is such a sell out show.
What is it all about?
Mamma Mia is a love story set to the songs of Abba. The story follows Sophie who lives on an island with her mother and is due to be married. Desperate for her father to walk her down the aisle but having no idea who he is, she reads her mother’s diary and invite the three possible fathers to her wedding. Of course all three men turn up and the story begins.
We all love a happy ending and Mamma Mia has just that. Love conquers all and everyone is happy. The audience were able to sing and dance along to every song because they are such smash hits. Music is always beautiful in the West End but there’s something really great about being able to sing along because you know all the words. It made me feel more a part of the whole things.
Who should see it?
If you are an Abba fan, I’m sure you don’t need any convincing when it comes to grabbing tickets. Even if you’re not, I would still 100% recommend it. The energy and fun factor throughtout the show is contagious. Everyone seemed to walk out the theatre in such a good mood. There is such a range of emotions throughout the show and the family element is so relatable that I’m not surprised there were a few tears (mainly from me).
I walked out of the theatre feeling very grateful for my family and emotional all the same. For this reason I think it’s a great one to go and watch with your daughter/mother/grandmother as the story centres around those relationships. However, it would be an equally good watch with your partner or friends.
How can I get tickets?
Mamma Mia is currently showing at the beautiful Novello Theatre until the 3rd of March 2018. The nearest tube station is Covent Garden and you can purchase your tickets HERE.