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Immersive Mamma Mia! The Party musical to be adapted by Sandi Toksvig

The ”Bake Off” presenter will pen the story for the piece

Sandi Toksvig will write the book for the new Mamma Mia! show
Sandi Toksvig will write the book for the new Mamma Mia! show
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Bake Off and QI presenter, writer and comedian Sandi Toksvig will adapt the book for the brand new immersive Abba dining experience at the O2.

Mamma Mia! The Party is set on a Greek island, where guests are treated to a meal while the show unfurls around them, before culminating in a big 1970s disco.

Toksvig said: "This has been a dream job – writing this adaptation mainly because I want to go to it myself and I got to hang out with the legend that is Björn."

The piece has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (some songs with Stig Anderson), and a story by Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn 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 going on sale next Tuesday at 9am.