Take a chance on Mamma Mia! The Party. Tickets are now on sale for the new immersive dinner-theatre production at The O2, writes Laura Burgoine….
Opening next year, on Thursday 19 September 2019, Mamma Mia! The Party is set in a taverna on the island of Skopelos where most of the exteriors of the first Mamma Mia film were shot.
Nikos and his wife Kate run the exotic restaurant together with their family and friends. Told through dialogue and ABBA songs, a warm, romantic and funny story evolves and unfolds during the evening and takes place around the guests as they sit at their tables enjoying a delicious Greek meal. The evening ends with the main floor transforming into a 1970s disco where audience members can stay and sing and dance to ABBA.
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are behind the music and lyrics, while the story is written by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn Ulvaeus, and adapted for the UK by writer, comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.
Work has already begun on transforming one of the venues within The O2 into a Greek island paradise with a taverna courtyard complete with a fountain, olive trees and bougainvillea.
The official caterer, Rhubarb Events, which has worked with Royal Albert Hall, Sky Garden, VIVI at Centre Point and Hudson Yards in New York, has collaborated with the producers to devise an authentic menu.
Producer Ingrid Sutej said: “Food is such a crucial part of MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY. I cannot imagine a better partner than rhubarb to offer our guests an unforgettable evening.”
The London version of MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY, which originally opened in Stockholm in January 2016 and is now in its third sold-out year, is produced by Björn Ulvaeus and Ingrid Sutej.
Mamma Mia! the Party is at The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX, from September 19, 2019. Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays at 7.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. Admission: From £135 (plus booking fees), includes admission and meal (drinks extra).
Phone: 0844 844 9545.