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Mamma Mia! UK and international tour cast announced

Bat Out of Hell stars Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler will reunite onstage for the new tour

Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for the Mamma Mia! UK and international tour, which celebrates 20 years since the musical first premiered.

Opening in Edinburgh in September 2019, the production will visit Bradford (30 October to 23 November), Dublin (10 December to 5 January), Newcastle (22 January to 8 February), Southampton (11 to 29 February), Hull (3 to 21 March), Nottingham (24 March to 4 April) and Birmingham (12 to 30 May).

The cast will be led by Sharon Sexton (Donna Sheridan), Sarah Harlington (Alternate Donna), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Rob Fowler (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Jamie Kenna (Bill Austin), Emma Mullen (Sophie Sheridan), Toby Miles (Sky), Marie Finlayson (Ali), Mariella Mazzilli (Lisa), James Willoughby Moore (Pepper), Eamonn Cox (Eddie) and Matthew Ronchetti (Father Alexander).

Completing the cast are Taylor Bridges, Ambra Caserotti, Martin Dickinson, Billy Downes, Katie Dunsden, Matt Kennedy, Lewis Kidd, Emma Odell, Blair Robertson, Kaine Ruddach, Ellie Rutherford, Chiara Sparkes, Amy Thiroff, Cameron Vear, Sarah Wilkie and Robert Knight.

Mamma Mia! originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 April 1999 and transferred to the Prince of Wales in 2004. It opened at the Novello Theatre in 2012.

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the musical is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.