Mamma Mia! The Party, an immersive dining experience inspired by the hit musical movie, is to take up residency in a specially-adapted venue in The O2 next year.
Tickets for the experience, from executive producer Björn Ulvaeus and producer Ingrid Sutej, go on sale this autumn with the show due to open in Spring 2019.
The show came about after original Abba member Björn watched people enjoying Mamma Mia! musical, and thought: ‘What if this could continue elsewhere?’ He then thought of the taverna from the movie, and its landlord Nikos, his family, and friends, and this is what became the home of Mamma Mia! The Party. The show opened in Stockholm in January, 2016, where it’s now in its third sold-out year.
Work has begun on transforming one of the venues within The O2 into Nikos’ taverna, where guests will be able to sit around tables in its courtyard, which will feature a fountain, olive trees and bougainvillea.
The audience of around 500 people will be able to eat Mediterranean food, drink and even dance to Abba songs, as the story of Nikos and his family plays out around them.
Björn said: “We have long admired The O2 and the huge entertainment success it has become under the ownership and management of AEG. We believe bringing Mamma Mia! The Party to The O2 will add to this already vibrant cultural destination and provide the perfect location for our exciting new show.”