MAMMA MIA! THEATRE TICKETS LONDON - GROUP DISCOUNT RATES
Groups of 10+: Best available seats at £43.50, Monday - Friday evenings, Friday matinees
School groups of 10+: Best available seats at £30.00, Monday-Thursday evenings, Friday matinees
MAMMA MIA! REVIEW
Mamma Mia! – the West End's feel good success story
The term smash hit doesn't really do justice to the success of Mamma Mia! in the West End.
When Mamma Mia! opened in 1999, nobody could have predicted just how popular the ABBA-themed musical would prove with London theatre audiences. It is still running at the Prince of Wales Theatre, despite more than five million people having seen the production in London alone.
Its popularity has spread from London and more than 40 million people around the world have now seen the musical version of Mamma Mia! It also spawned a movie spin-off, which became one of the biggest box office hits of all time..
So what is it about Mamma Mia! that makes it so popular?
The easy answer is the songs. ABBA made some of the most memorable records of their era, with songs such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Knowing Me, Knowing You having a timeless quality that has attracted generations of new fans since the Swedish band split in 1982.
However, to suggest that the success of Mamma Mia! is down to the songs alone would be doing a great disservice to the team behind the musical.
Catherine Johnson has written a wonderful storyline based around the songs, which manages to be both funny and moving. Set on a Greek island, it tells the tale of a young woman, Sophie, trying to find the father she has never met before she gets married.
Mamma Mia! audiences are treated to Sophie's attempts to work out which of her mother's three former lovers could be her father, as well as watching the hen night and experiencing many plot twists along the way. All of the action is, of course, interspersed with songs from ABBA's lengthy catalogue of hits.
The music and the storyline combine to create a genuine feel good musical, which regularly has the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles.
If you want to see if Mamma Mia! is better than the movie and a match for ABBA's albums, why not book some theatre tickets and join in the fun?
Access description: Slight slope into the box office foyer through double doors opening outwards on corner of Coventry and Whitcomb Street. Low The Prince of Wales Theatre is situated on Coventry Street in London’s West End, on the edge of Leicester Square opposite Planet Hollywood restaurant. It is a Grade Two listed building, originally opened in 1937. If you are arriving by car, you can be dropped off in Coventry Street by the main doors. There is an NCP car park at back of theatre, but please note that there is little in the way of on-street parking. The main entrance to the theatre has level access from street and the doors are pinned open 45 mins prior to a performance. As you enter through the main doors you will find yourself in the main foyer. There will be dedicated Access Host who will meet and greet patrons with access requirements upon arrival, andif requested, escort you through the theatre and to your seats.Tickets can be collected from the box office which is on the left of the foyer. There is a lift at the back of the foyer for access to the toilets and Delfont Bar. The Stalls can be accessed from Street level, and the Circle is approximately 70 stairs (6 flights) up. Staircases have highlights and handrails, and the foyer has hardwood flooring for wheelchairs. The seats on both levels are arranged in three blocks. In the stalls there are no steps, but the floor slopes down gently towards the stage. In the circle there are steps which are quite steep and thereis no hand rail.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 12 headsets available.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. Advance notice required.
Disabled Access: 3 wheelchair spaces available and wheelchair and scooter transfer spaces to designated aisle seats in the Stalls. Companions can sit beside them. Please check location of seats with Box Office.
Toilets: No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls and at the back of the Dress Circle.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilets off the Stalls