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Lay all your love on this musical

If you're unable to jet off to a Grecian island of paradise this summer and you're looking for something fun, lively and above all entertaining to do in London then why not treat yourself to a night at the theatre watching the world famous MAMMA MIA musical?

Over 50 million people have flocked to see the story of MAMMA MIA which sees a young girl attempt to discover the identity of her real father on the eve of her wedding. With a choice of three men from her mother's past, this is a story which explores the feelings of nostalgia, friendship and above all else love! With a soundtrack from the legendary ABBA, this musical has been hailed the most feel-good show by critics and audiences alike.

Showing at the Prince of Wales theatre in the bustling Piccadilly Circus area of London, why not treat yourself to a meal out beforehand. You will be spoilt for choice with eating destinations in this vicinity. Once you are substantially full up, head to the theatre and take your seat ready for the fun to begin!

The show itself is a visual spectacle. The set is designed to mimic a Grecian island paradise (Kalokairi to be more specific) and the light and vivid colour of the set and costumes immediately sets the fun tone of the show. You will find yourself singing along to each of the songs, however big an ABBA fan you are and there are more than a few laugh out loud moments. All the classics are in there from The Winner Takes It All to Knowing Me Knowing You and of course Dancing Queen.

Perhaps the best part of the show was the finale, where an ABBA medley is performed with great gusto by the cast and the audience are encouraged to get involved and get up out of their seats and dance. Warning- some serious dad dancing can occur at this point!

Although prices for the musical are relatively high, this is a show which is the ultimate treat to invest in. This is show has all the main ingredients perfectly mixed together- a rich storyline, excellent acting and above all else, fantastic music to put you in a wonderful mood.

So if you want some escapism and fancy prancing around to some ABBA music for an hour or two, then this is the musical for you!
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Why? For a night of escapism
When: On-going
Phone: 0844 482 5115
Where: MAMMA MIA! will be appearing at the Prince of Wales Theatre until 1 September 2012 and will then be moving to the Novello Theatre on 6 September 2012.
Cost: From 20- 67.50
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