Mamma Mia! featuring the music of ABBA at the Novello Theatre in London has announced a brand new cast from October 2022.
The new cast has their first performance on 10 October 2022, and will feature Meg Hateley as Sophie and Miles Henderson as Sky, both making their West End debuts in the roles.
Meg Hateley is the daughter of West End star Linzi Hateley, who played the role of Donna in Mamma Mia! during its Prince of Wales Theatre run, and at the Novello Theatre in 2016.
Mazz Murray will continue her run as Donna, with Josie Benson as Tanya, Gemma Goggin as Rosie and Stephen Beckett as Bill.
Other new cast joining in October include Norman Bowman (Les Misérables, Guys & Dolls, 42nd Street) as Sam, Christopher Dickins (Witness for the Prosecution, Oklahoma!) as Harry, Natasha Heyward as Ali, Olivia Lallo as Lisa, Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Legally Blonde, The Magician’s Elephant) as Eddie and Jake Bailey (Call the Midwife, Matilda the Musical, Oliver!) as Pepper, with Jennifer Adab playing Donna at certain performances.
Also continuing in the cast are Gemma Atkins, Natalie Jayne Hall, Jennifer Hepburn, Frankie Jones, Natalie Langston, Michael Storrs and Simon Willmont. They will be joined by Zac Adlam, Victoria Anderson, Sinéad Courtney, Ellie-Grace Cousins, Lawrence Guntert, David Haydn, Olivia Neville, Annell Odartey, Jessie Odeleye, Callum Rose, Jack Rose, Robert Slatter, Jacob Young, Chloe Way and Dan Wilshire.
Mamma Mia! has also announced that it is extending its booking period to 30 September 2023.
The show premiered in London in 1999, and has taken London and the world by storm ever since, sparking multiple productions around the world and two blockbuster movies. Featuring ABBA’s timeless pop classic, the show has been seen live on stage by over 65 million people. The London production alone has been seen by over 10 million people and played over 9,000 performances. The London show celebrated its 23rd birthday in April 2022.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! 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 & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.