MAMMA MIA! returns to Edinburgh in first UK tour
The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to The Edinburgh Playhouse for a 5 week run from Tuesday 29th November 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday 7th December 2015 and to ATG Cardholders and Groups on Monday 23rd November.
Mamma Mia will be visiting Edinburgh for the first time in over 10 years having last been seen at the Playhouse in Spring 2006 as part of the International Tour.
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 49 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time and in the UK is the highest selling DVD 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: “It’s fantastic that we have the chance to bring MAMMA MIA! back to Edinburgh with the first UK tour. It will be 10 years since the show last visited this wonderful city and we can¹t wait to come back for the 2016 festive season. We look forward to welcoming new audiences as well as those that are re-joining us for the party. With its uplifting, sunny story set on a Greek Island and the much-loved music of ABBA it¹s the perfect winter warmer and festive fun for all the family.”
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.
Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Saturday 7th January 2017
ATG Theatre Card and Groups on sale – Monday 23rd November, 10am
General on sale – Monday 7th December, 10am
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