The first UK tour of the worldwide smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! comes to Leeds Grand Theatre in 2017
The first ever MAMMA MIA! UK Tour will come to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 30th May – Saturday 8th July 2017. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1st June 2016.
MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
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.
Creator and Producer Judy Craymer said: ‘MAMMA MIA! is such a joyous show, it’s really thrilling to be bringing it to Leeds for the first time and for audiences to embrace its heart-warming story and the irresistible songs of ABBA. It's a perfect treat for all ages and we look forward to sharing the fun with Leeds!’
Casting will be announced in due course.
The MAMMA MIA! UK Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.
IMAGE: Emma Clifford (Tanya), Sara Poyzer (Donna Sheridan) and Jacqueline Braun (Rosie) in MAMMA MIA! UK Tour 2016 - 2017 Photo by Brinkhoff M+Âgenburg