On Monday 8th June, there were major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London's West End. Mazz Murray joined the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky. Also joining the cast from 8 June were Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie. Dianne Pilkington continues to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill. At certain … [Read more...]
Novello Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews for Mamma Mia The Musical
Set on a Greek island paradise, this story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of Abba. Join the ultimate feel-good party as Mamma Mia! celebrates 15 years as the world's sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget - all set to the timeless songs of Abba.
This irresistible, sunny, funny comedy musical has thrilled over 54 million people worldwide and there's never been a better time to see it. Whatever age you are, you can‘t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 3.00pm
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 5 and over.
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5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
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Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Tube Lines: Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down on the corner with Aldwych.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243; (Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 176, 341
Night Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 139, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N91, N155, N171, N551, N343; (Strand) 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76
Car Park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Novello Theatre London: The theatre was constructed as one of a pair with the Aldwych Theatre, with each theatre being either side of the Waldorf Hotel, with both theatre being designed by W G R Sprague. The theatre opened on 22nd May, 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre and was renamed the Strand Theatre in 1909.
It was renamed again in 1911 as the Whitney Theatre before being re-named the Strand Theatre in 1913. In 2005, the theatre was renamed by owners Delfont Mackintosh as the Novello Theatre in honour of Ivor Novello.
The black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace had a run of 1337 performances in the 1940s, and Sailor Beware ran for 1231 performances from 1955. Stephen Sondheim”s musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened on the same day as the assassination of the US President Kennedy, and then running for almost two years. In 1971 the comedy No Sex Please We’re British opened, remaining for over 10 years of its 16-year run before it transferred to the Garrick Theatre in 1982.
The theatre was extensively renovated in 1930 and once again in the early 1970s. For its 100th anniversary in 2005, the theatre had another extensive refurbishment. The current capacity is around 1,050. It reopened on 8th December 2005 with the Royal Shakespeare Company”s annual London season, playing to 4-week runs of Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy Of Errors and As You Like It concluding in March 2006.
Mamma Mia! the musical opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6th April, 1999, transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre on 9th June 2004, where it played until September 2012, moving to its current home at the Novello Theatre. Celebrate the 16th anniversary of Mamma Mia! in London's West End by going along to see this fun-packed show. MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous and entertaining musical. Catherine Johnson’s witty and ingenious script entwines the famous ABBA songs … [Read more...]
40 years ago on the 6th April 1974, four clean-cut Swedish singers went to Brighton, performed a song about a Napoleonic battle and changed the world of pop music forever. Fast forward to April 1999 and the music of Abba (for it is they) made its way to London’s West End with the opening of Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theatre. 15 years later, the show is well into its teenage years and thriving at the Novello. OK, I do have to confess here. I love Abba’s music and have seen the movie … [Read more...]
Prior to the commencement of this evening’s performance of Mamma Mia!, the atmosphere at the Novello Theatre was something I had never felt before. Perhaps it was because this was my first time attending this type of musical. In anticipatory nature, the audience members around me had comfortably taken their seats with smiles that suggested they knew what was coming; they knew that they were about to escape into a world full of foot-tapping music, cheesy dance steps, and ultimate female power. … [Read more...]
Kim Ismay is one of the West End’s leading ladies. She’s currently starring as ‘cougar’ Tanya in the hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre where she can show off her voice and her talent for comic timing – and her sexy long legs, of course! Kim trained at the University of Kent and has starred in a lot of productions, from pantos to musicals to Shakespeare plays with the RSC (too many to mention here - please check out Kim’s website for more info: www.kimismay.com ). Her latest … [Read more...]