“I’m probably biased, but I would say that I think it’s the ultimate feel-good night out at the theatre and my parents have seen it twenty times (and counting!) so that’s got to be a good sign!”
Fresh from playing Donna Sheridan in the first-ever UK tour of global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, Sara Poyzer will play the role at London’s Novello Theatre from Monday 12 June 2017, along with fellow Dynamos, Kate Graham as Tanya and Jacqueline Braun as Rosie.
My year would not be complete without a spot of Masquerade and Chiquitita! Here’s the best of what I’ve been watching in the West End this year.
How can we resist you? The winner takes it all at the Edinburgh Playhouse, as the Mamma Mia! tour arrives for an extended run over the festive season.
What it’s like being on tour? I’ve done a few tours and I really enjoy them. The different theatres and places you go to and different audiences reaction. I get paid to sing and dance doing what I love it’s like a dream come true I feel really lucky. You eat together, you live together and rehearse together so you do get closer, it feels more like a family unit.
History Boy Dominic Cooper triumphs as the Restoration rake Rochester in revival of 1994 biog drama.
We have Abba’s back catalogue, a Greek island, a wedding, a mother and daughter and three possible father’s so what show do we have? Yes of course it’s the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! This colourful show requires no brain work but to just simply sit back, enjoy and to try and guess which Abba song is coming up next.
If it’s between Mamma Mia! and the Royal Court, which would you choose and what does that say about you? Emily Garside has been asking herself such questions…
Linzi Hateley returns to the role of Donna Sheridan in the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London’s Novello Theatre from Monday 13 June 2016. This is a role she has played twice before in London – from 2007-2009 and in 2010. Her other recent theatre credits include the national tour of Barnum, London Road (National Theatre) and Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). Linzi also appeared in the film version of London Road.
I’ve seen twenty shows in the last three weeks, including a welcome return visit to The Book of Mormon – and also discovered that Maggie Smith and I share a hip replacement surgeon!
Casting for Mamma Mia! tour announced:
Philip Ryan, who played Sick Boy in the In Yer Face production of Trainspotting at the Fringe, has been cast as Sky in the tour of Mamma Mia! coming to the Playhouse in November 2016.
Mamma Mia! extends its West End booking period at the Novello Theatre until October 2016.
Mamma Mia! to return after a decade: The Abba jukebox musical, is to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a five week Christmas season in 2016.
West End LIVE in association with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. Now in its 11th year, this free annual event – the largest event of its type in the world – is organised by Westminster City Council and Official London Theatre and offers fantastic free family entertainment from London’s top theatre productions and attractions.
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