Like the 2008 film, Mamma Mia the stage show is set on a sun kissed Greek island and centres on a daughter’s quest to discover who her father is for the very first time.
It brings her mother face to face with three men from her past on the eve of a never to be forgotten wedding.
Lucy May Barker’s (Sophie Sheridan) stand out performance as the daughter whose looking to find her father along with her mother Donna, played by Helen Hobson, who also shines while her friends Rosie (Gillian Hardie) and Tanya (Emma Clifford) bring some brilliant comic moments. They can sing too.
The plot is really a sub plot to the songs which punctuate the show and provide the feel good energy throughout for the foot tapping, hand clapping audience with an array of hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
Chiquitita, Thank You for the Music, SOS, Money, Money Money, Voulez-Vous, Lay All Your Love On Me, were among some of the much loved hits to be belted out and at the finale, the audience were on their feet as the cast performed a rousing rendition of some Abba favourites, including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Waterloo.
It is a fun filled production which leaves the audience wanting more. It is as fresh today as day one. It is impossible not to feel happy after the curtain comes down. The songs are infectious and children, teenagers, parents and grandparents were mostly singing as they left the theatre.