Executive producer Björn Ulvaeus and producer Ingrid Sutej have announced that Mamma Mia! The Party will open at The O2 in London in 2019.
The immersive theatrical and dining experience which originally launched in Stockholm is coming to a specially created venue as part of The O2 in 2019, with tickets going on sale in the Autumn.
Mamma Mia! The Party came about after Björn Ulvaeus witnessed people in the audience for Mamma Mia! the musical having a great time and into the party spirit by the end of the show that he wondered if the party could continue somewhere else. The idea then expanded into being set in a taverna on the island of Skopelos, where most exteriors of the first Mamma Mia! film were shot. This imagined Greek taverna –and its landlord Nikos, his family and friends soon became the home for Mamma Mia! The Party, which launched in Stockholm in January 2016.
Led by Steve Tompkins of architects Haworth Tompkins, guests to the venue will be placed right at the centre of a Greek island, sitting round around tables in the taverna’s courtyard complete with a fountain, amongst olive trees and bougainvillea. While the story of Nikos and his family plays out in front of them, an audience of around 500 people will be able to eat great Mediterranean food, drink, and even have the opportunity to dance along to ABBA songs.
Talking about the news Björn Ulvaeus 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.”
Mamma Mia! The Party will open at The O2 in late spring 2019. To sign up for priority tickets visit: https://www.mammamiatheparty.c