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For me it is part of the enjoyment, re-living the show as I relate the evening’s events, whether I enjoyed the show or not. That is what is great about theatre: there is always something to talk about afterwards. Whether it is the acting or the direction, the singing or dancing… I used to be a lighting and set designer in the olden days, so I am always interested in how a production looks too.
And I am always interested in what other people think. I love listening into other people’s conversations in the interval, on the tube on the way home, talking to the barman back at the hotel. Sit me down with a drink after a show and you know it’s going to be a long one!
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Having grown up with Abba and my husband I myself being great fans, we wondered if the stage musical would meet the high expectations we have of anything on the London stage.
For us a trip to Town, is primarily for the theatre. Its a real treat with a stop over at a leading hotel and meal out.
Mama Mia did not disappoint. We loved every minute, ended up singing along with everyone else and had the most wonderful evening.
There was laughter and a warming to Sophie's plight to find who her real father is. Inviting them to her wedding, unbeknown to her mother seemed the simplest way to sort out her problem. Only, nothing is ever that simple, is it? When three prospective fathers answer her invitation, she has her hands full!
Mama Mia is also the one and only theatre production I have been to, where the audience rose as one, at the end, for a final fling of their favourites. It was more like being at a concert!
Brilliant production. An absolute must for any Abba fans, who like us have their music at home and can't get Dancing Queen, or Money, Money, Money out of their heads!
This 5-star rated show, set the scene for the Mama Mia movie to follow, which, although panned by some critics, still gives us Abba fans more chance to hit the dance floor singing. Without the tremendous success of the stage show, I am sure the movie may have remained on the project table, shelved as a possible maybe for later.
Calling all Abba fans: if you have not yet seen Mama Mia at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, get yourself booked in. You'll have a really great time. We always book through Theatre Breaks. The arrangements are perfect everytime. No ticket problems, good seats and a great hotel.
The acting was FANTASTIC!
This was certainly one of my top 5 musicals!
When Michael Ball first appeared on the stage everyone cheered!
Michael Ball played the Mother and put so much enthusiasm and energy into his character and part. Everyone was full of life and very energetic. They were all amazing! Nigel Planer played Wilbur was also excellent! After their number they were both off them strayed away from the script and laughter overcame them, this made the audience cry with laughter! Who says West End shows are professional? This really brought a lot of fun into the show the audience loved it, as it brought their personality through.
The drama techniques were VERY effective and lots were used these included. Very dramatic facial expressions the expressions are very important and tell us a lot about the character and about their thoughts. The movements were very smooth the characters didn’t wander off they moved smoothly off to not waste time and make I drag on.
Can not fault any of the cast! It was a FANTASTIC show, FANTASTIC cast, and a FANTASTIC place to be!
"I can hear the 5 stars!"
I thought that Chicago was a brilliant play and I really enjoyed it! The whole cast were great and the play had a fantastic story line. The songs were really good and the choreography was excellent. It was also lovely to meet Darius Campbell and America Ferrera after the show! I would definitely go and see it again.
Response: That\'s great to hear Amelia - Chicago has always been one of my favourite shows - lucky you to meet the stars too!