We all have our favourite Abba song, right? Imagine what’s it like to be part of the Mamma Mia! sensation, either on tour or in the West End? I spoke to Sarah Poyzer who plays Donna and Georgia Louise who is Donna’s daughter Sophie. Georgia has very recently joined the cast, but Sara has been involved with the show for over six years now and is even writing a book on her experiences.
During our chat we find out what their favourite numbers and costumes are. Their first memories of Abba and of course the answers to my usual three questions!
Here are their bios:
GEORGIA LOUISE (Sophie Sheridan)
Georgia trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2017. Credits whilst training include: Little Becky Two-Shoes in Urinetown, Sleeping Beauty in Into The Woods, Melinda Worthy in Lockhart, Keeley Gibson in Billy Elliot, Jessica in Union S.C., Donna in Ourselves Alone, Luciana in The Comedy of Errors and Julie Jordan in Carousel. Other credits include: Lucy in 13 The Musical (Apollo Theatre/NYMT) directed by Jason Robert Brown – and Original West End Cast Recording. Most recently: her professional debut understudying and playing Lauren in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre).
SARA POYZER (Donna Sheridan). Sara trained at the Guildford School of Acting. The actress played Donna Sheridan for four years on the International Tour of Mamma Mia! and is thrilled to be reviving the role at the Novello. Other theatre credits includes: Janet in Rutherford & Son directed by Jonathan Miller (UK tour and West End), Emilia in Othello with Lenny Henry in the title role (Trafalgar Studios), Mam in Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace), Forever Young and All Quiet on the Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse), Beverley in Abigail’s Party (Theatre Royal, York), creating the role of Teena Satin in Satin ‘n’ Steel (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour), Lady Sneerwell in The School for Scandal, Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, Ismene in Antigone and Poetry or Bust (Northern Broadsides), created the role of Kate in Bollywood Jane (Leicester Haymarket), The Fly (Oldham Coliseum), Up ‘n’ Under (Leicester Haymarket) and Players Angels (UK tour).
Film includes: The Knife That Killed Me and My Last Five Girlfriends.
Television includes: Casualty, Eastenders, Doctors, Cast Offs, Paradise Reclaimed, Dangerville, Dangerfield, Playing the Field, Peak Practice and the pilot of comedy series ODDinary People.
Sara has worked extensively for Radio 4 including and played Leonie Snell in The Archers.
London WC2B 4LD
Ticket Prices: From £15.00
A £2.25 per ticket booking fee applies to tickets booked online, and a £2.75 per ticket booking fee applies to tickets booked by phone. No booking fee on tickets purchased in person at the Novello Theatre Box Office.
All prices include £1.25 restoration levy.
Early Bird Pricing – anyone booking four months or more in advance of the performance they are attending (Monday to Thursday performances only) will save £20 on Band A and Premium tickets, but only through Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, either online, in person at the theatre, or by calling the Novello Theatre Box Office.
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Matinees – Thursday & Saturday 3.00pm*
*extra Tuesday matinees 7 & 21 August 2018
Currently booking to 2 March 2019
The performance lasts 2 hours and 35 minutes (including a 15-minute interval)
Box Office: 0844 482 5115
Caroline chats to Sara Poyzer and Georgia Louise
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