Sara Poyzer and Richard Standing
Sara Poyzer and Richard Standing

Casting has been announced for Mamma Mia!'s summer residency in Blackpool, which opens in June 2014 as part of the show's international tour.

Real-life husband and wife Richard Standing and Sara Poyzer will rejoin the show as exes Donna Sheridan and Sam Carmichael, having played the roles during the 2011 tour.

Poyzer also previously played Donna in the West End production.

The Blackpool run will also star Geraldine Fitzgerald as Tanya, Sue Devaney as Rosie, Michael Beckley as Bill Austin, Keiron Crook as Harry Bright, Victoria Serra as Sophie Sheridan, Bart Edwards as Sky, Sally Frith as Ali, Jasmin Colangelo as Lisa, Kade Ferriaiolo as Pepper and Ashley Luke Lloyd as Eddie. The role of Donna will be played at certain performances by Natalie Langston.

Also in the cast of the international tour are Craig Anthony-Kelly, Laura Benazaize, Jay Bryce, Matthew Collyer, Frances Dee, James-Royden Lyley, Gemma Lawson, Megan Louch, Scott Mobley, Aaron Ashley Parker, Ashley Russell, Robbie Scotcher, Tom Stanford-Wheatley, Anna Stolli, Lucy Wilkerson, Sarah Wilkie and Jamie Wilkin.

Mamma Mia! premiered in the West End on 6 April 1999. The international tour opened in Dublin in September 2004 and has to date visited 74 cities in 35 countries and been seen by more than 4.3 million people.

The Blackpool run, from 20 June to 31 August 2014, marks the first time in more than ten years Blackpool has hosted a summer season of a major West End musical.