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Exit Covent Garden Station and turn right onto Long Acre. At the end of the road turn right onto Bow Street. At the end of Bow Street turn left onto Russell Street and then right on to Catherine Lane. At the end of the road turn left onto Aldwych and the theatre is on your left. This is approximately a 6 minute walk.
Covent Garden station is 4 minute walk (352 metres)
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (with a 15 min interval)
Mamma Mia tells the story of how a young woman takes matters into her own hands to discover the identity of her father and the hilarious journey that begins...
Set on an exotic Greek island we find Donna, ex-pop singer turned hotel owner, and mother of the Bride to be - Sophie. Brilliantly told through all the ABBA classics we know and love - Donna is reunited with best friends the Dynamos as well as some unexpected guests!
Coming face to face with three old flames from 20 years ago, on the eve of her daughter's wedding, makes for a weekend that none of them will ever forget,
This fantastic feel-good story about love, friendship and laughter has been adored for over 15 years and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!
History of Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia first opened in London's West End in April 1999 and has been going strong ever since, becoming the hit that has been seen by 54 million people in over 400 major cities worldwide.
It has been shown in Melbourne, Stockholm, Tokyo and Barcelona to name but a few, and holds the record for being opened in more major cities faster than any other musical in history.
The film adaptation made history at the box office after Writer Catherine Johnson, Producer Judy Craymer and Director Phyllida Lloyd all took up their original roles from the theatre to bring the story to the big screen.
Why book London Theatre Breaks to see Mamma Mia?
Join the club of 54 million people around the world who have sung, danced and laughed along with the biggest feel-good musical around! Whether with friends, family or partners you're sure to leave with a huge smile on your face.
Awards and what the critics have to say
Mamma Mia has been nominated for several awards including Laurence Oliver Awards, Tony Award & Grammy Awards in categories including Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Musical Theatre Album.
"Ridiculously enjoyable"- The Daily Telegraph
"The sunniest of all musicals it provides new pleasures every time"- Sunday Express
"The best show I've seen in years"- Capital Radio
Interesting facts about Mamma Mia
- Mamma Mia was the first production of a Western musical produced in Chinese when it opened in Shanghai in 2011, it then went on to tour throughout China.
- Judy Craymer had a decade-long journey to bring her vision to the stage, with Catherine Johnson commissioned to write the book and Craymer acting on gut instinct when she chose Phyllida Lloyd to direct, though she had never directed a musical before.