The critically acclaimed Australian production of MAMMA MIA! THE MUSICAL dances into Adelaide’s Festival Theatre in just eight weeks, from October 9th.
The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is currently wowing audiences at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre where it will be playing until September 30th, having enjoyed successful seasons in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
The timeless tracks of ABBA never fail to bring joy to audiences ensuring an uplifting, fun-filled, heartfelt night at the theatre. Critics and audiences alike have embraced MAMMA MIA! once again.
This exciting new production of MAMMA MIA! is produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Adelaide’s own Louise Withers & Linda Bewick. The production was nominated in this year’s Helpmann Awards for Best Musical, Best Choreography, Natalie O’Donnell for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Ian Stenlake for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
Starring in this brand new Australian production as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan is Natalie O’Donnell. Natalie starred in the original Australian production of MAMMA MIA! as Sophie in 2001 seeing her come full circle now leading this new production in the role of Donna. In the role of Donna’s daughter and bride-to-be Sophie, is emerging young Australian actor Sarah Morrison. Starring as Donna’s vivacious and loyal friend Rosie is Alicia Gardiner, and in another nostalgic twist she also played alongside Natalie O’Donnell in the original Australian season of MAMMA MIA! Jayde Westaby joins the Dynamo trio in the role of much-married friend Tanya. Award winning actor Ian Stenlake stars as Sam Carmichael, one of Sophie’s unsuspecting fathers alongside former South Australian Phillip Lowe playing Harry Bright with the third potential father Bill Austin played by Josef Ber. Sophie’s adoring fiancé Sky is played by Stephen Mahy.
In addition, Monique Sallé plays the role of Ali, Jessica Di Costa as Lisa, Sam Hooper as Pepper and Alex Gibson-Giorgio plays Eddie alongside an incredible supporting cast Stephen Anderson, Jadie Bastow, Dion Bilios, Du Toit Bredenkamp, Annie Chiswell, Matt Edwards, Josh Gates, Catty Hamilton, Matthew Hamilton, Emma Hawthorne, Zoe Komazec, Sarah Kate Landy, Courtney Monsma, Clay Roberts, Leigh Sleightholme, Thalia Smith, Lisa Sontag and Zachary Webster.
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. 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.
Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in what is a stunning new production, we want you to come join the party of a lifetime. A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.
The Australian production is Directed by Helpmann Award winner Gary Young, with the creative team also including Choreographer Tom Hodgson, Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos, Set Design by Linda Bewick, Costume Design by Suzy Strout and Lighting Design by Gavan Swift and Sound design by Michael Waters.
A beautiful bride, a proud mother and three possible fathers. It’s a trip down the aisle you’ll remember forever!
Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
From October 9th 2018