UNITED KINGDOM – ABBA fans, get ready for the ultimate Mamma Mia experience that will have you saying ‘thank you for the music’! That’s because Björn Ulvaeus is bringing his iconic MAMMA MIA! The Party experience to London. The name of the game? An ‘immersive theatrical dining experience’. Diners will sit in a recreation of a taverna on the island of Skopelos, where most of the first film was shot, and tuck into delicious Greek cuisine while a live immersive show plays out in front of them, chock block full of ABBA songs.
Nikos’ Taverna will consist of a courtyard with long tables to accommodate 500 guests, delicious Mediterranean food, and plenty of extra film set-worthy features including a fountain, olive trees and bougainvillea. Meanwhile, Nikos and his family will play out their story in song and dance, with some of your favourite hits on offer – and of course there’s plenty of chance to prove you are the Dancing Queen thanks to the immersive aspect.
Time to be a Super Trouper and get involved.
Coming to London’s The O2 in a specially adapted venue, the restaurant won’t open until spring 2019, but you may want to get your money, money, money ready as tickets go on sale on the website this autumn. Of course if you don’t snap one up you could always send out an SOS to your friends who have spare places. There’s already a MAMMA MIA! The Party experience in Stockholm, which first opened its doors in 2016 and has enjoyed three consecutive years of sold-out shows.
Björn Ulvaeus said of the new London venture: “We have long admired The O2 and the huge entertainment success it has become under the ownership and management of AEG: “We believe bringing MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY to The O2 will add to this already vibrant cultural destination and provide the perfect location for our exciting new show.”
John Langford, Vice President and General Manager of The O2, added: “To be hosting the MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY experience at The O2 is a real honour. It perfectly complements the outstanding live performances, events and the dynamic variety of entertainment all available under our world-famous roof.”