'Mamma Mia!' Extends West End Booking thru April 2009

The global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, which is the longest ever running show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, is extending its booking period until 25 April 2009. The cast is headed by Linzi Hateley as 'Donna Sheridan', Joanna Monro as 'Rosie', Jane Gurnett as 'Tanya', with Iain Fletcher as 'Sam Carmichael', Steven Finch as 'Harry Bright', Paul Hawkyard as 'Bill Austin', Hannah Robertson as 'Sophie Sheridan', Paul Shelford as 'Sky', Lucy Miller as 'Ali', Tanya Robb as 'Lisa', Ben Heathcote as 'Pepper' and Kieran Jae as 'Eddie'.  At certain performances the role of 'Donna Sheridan' will be played by Lucy Harris. 

Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will celebrate its 9th London birthday in April next year. 

Mamma Mia! continues to break box office records at the Prince of Wales Theatre.  The musical had the highest ever weekly gross taken in the history of the Prince of Wales Theatre, for the week ending 16 April last year, and also had the highest ever performance take at the theatre, at the evening performance on Friday 5 May 2006 (which has subsequently been repeated at further performances). 

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago…   

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. 

From West End smash to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! has already been seen by more than 30 million people in over 170 cities across North America, Australia, Europe and Asia.  It has already grossed over $2 billion at the box office worldwide.  The original London production opened in 1999 and has been seen by over 4.6 million people, grossing over £155 million at the UK Box Office. 

Mamma Mia! is now booking until 25 April 2009.  Tickets are priced from £20- £55 for weekday performances and £20-£59 for Saturday performances.  Tickets are available online at www.mamma-mia.com or through the Box Office on 0844 482 5115 or SEE on 0870 264 3333.  Performances times are Mondays-Thursdays at 7.30pm, with Friday performances at 5.00pm and 8.30pm and Saturday performances at 3.00pm and 7.30pm. 

Visit the Mamma Mia! Website for more information at: www.mamma-mia.com 

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