Mamma Mia tour announces two-week run at Sunderland Empire
Super Troupers are in for a treat when hit musical Mamma Mia! plays at Sunderland Empire for a two week-run.
It’s been announced that the musical featuring the music of ABBA will return to the Sunderland Empire from September 8-19, 2020, as part of an international tour celebrating 20 years of the show.
From West End to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll.
To date, it has been seen by more than 65 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
The show became the eight-longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years, and it continues to entertain audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 6, 2019.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! The Movie became the highest grossing live action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008. A second film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, opened in July 2018 and is the most successful live musical movie sequel of all time.
Judy said: ‘We are so thrilled to be bringing Mamma Mia! back to Sunderland as part of the UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since the show first opened in London’s West End. Mamma Mia! is a sunny feel-good story for all the family and we can’t wait to share the joyous music of ABBA with Sunderland audiences again.”
::Mamma Mia! is at Sunderland Empire from September 8-19, 2020. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Monday, December 2 from. They will be available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, also from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*
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