FIRST LOOK: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 20 Years in London
Photographs by Jeff Moore and Dave Benett
On Saturday 6 April, MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 20th birthday in London. The current cast were joined on stage for the Finale of Dancing Queen by 13 former ‘Dynamos’, including the original ‘Donna’, Siobhan McCarthy, and the original ‘Rosie’, Jenny Galloway. Producer Judy Craymer paid tribute to the original ‘Tanya’, Louise Plowright, who sadly passed away in 2016.
The original ‘girl power’ musical, produced by Judy Craymer, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson, who all appeared on stage at the end of the show, was created around the songs of ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, who joined the ladies and cast on stage at the curtain call. Talking to the ecstatic audience, Björn described Judy, Phyllida and Catherine as ‘three angels’.