ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus on bringing Mamma Mia! the Party to London

The immersive dining experience opens at the O2 next year

Mamma Mia! the Party in Stockholm
Mamma Mia! the Party in Stockholm

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An immersive dining experience inspired by the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! is to open at the O2 in 2019 and we caught up with creator Björn Ulvaeus, to find out more.

Mamma Mia! the Party originally launched in Stockholm and offers participants the chance to feel as though they are in a Greek taverna while Nikos and his family perform around them.

A specially-adapted venue within the O2 will host the event, with architects Haworth Tompkins transforming the venue, complete with a fountain, olive trees and bougainvillea.

Bake Off and QI presenter, writer and comedian Sandi Toksvig will adapt the book for the show which has music and lyrics by Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (some songs with Stig Anderson), and a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Ulvaeus. It will be directed by Roine Söderlundh, with set design by Bengt Fröderberg, costumes design by Annsofi Nyberg, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe and sound design by Gareth Owen.

The piece, which begins previews on 29 August 2019, is booking until 18 November 2019 with tickets on sale now.

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