Featuring a back catalogue of Abba songs around a feel-good plot of love and family relationships on a Greek island, the show is packed with big dance routines and bright dazzling costumes that bring alive the sunny setting in the Mediterranean.
At the centre of the story is bride-to-be Sophie, who is trying to find her real father using an old diary belonging to her mother Donna. Without Donna's knowledge, Sophie invites the three men who could be her father to the Greek island where she is getting married, leading to all kinds of antics and confessions.
What made this show so novel when it first appeared was that it was told using hit songs by 1970s group ABBA - including Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, Super Trouper and many more.
Abba's Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus have been heavily involved in bringing MAMMA MIA! to stage as the songwriters behind the band's success.
Adding a touch of romance to the show is the fact real-life husband and wife actors will play lead roles in the show. Former Coronation Street star Richard Standing, who played Danny Hargreaves in the soap opera, takes on the role of Sam Carmichael while his actress wife Sara Poyzer shares the lead role of Donna Sheridan during the tour.
Poyzer is well versed in the role as she has played it in London's West End and around the world on its international tour. Jenna Lee James will also play Donna at some performances.
The story revolves around the search for an unknown father
Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 3 September 2016.
Mon – Sat Eves 7.30pm, Weds Mat 2pm, Thurs 30 Jun Mat 2pm, Sat Mats 2.30pm.
Tickets from £28. Book by calling 0844 338 5000 or online from the Birmingham Hippodrome website.