Mamma Mia! South Africa Tour Cast Announcement
MAMMA MIA! ANNOUNCES FULL CAST DETAILS
FOR THE EXCLUSIVE SEASON
AT THE TEATRO THEATRE, MONTECASINO, SOUTH AFRICA
FROM 24 MARCH – 19 APRIL 2015
Monday, 9 February 2015 – Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan, with Shobna Gulati as Tanya and Sue Devaney as Rosie, when the MAMMA MIA! International Tour comes to South Africa in 2015. Sara has also played Donna in the West End production of MAMMA MIA! and her other West End roles include Janet in Rutherford & Son, Emilia in Othello and Mam in Billy Elliot.
Shobna‘s many television roles include Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, Anita in Victoria Wood‘s award-winning BBC series Dinnerladies, Nisha Clayton in the last ever series of Where the Heart is for ITV, and, most recently, Fiona in Kay Mellor‘s new BBC series In the Club.
Sue’s television roles include Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker for four years in Casualty, Rita for three years in Jonny Briggs and Debbie Webster for two years in Coronation Street.
The cast for South Africa will also star Sara Poyzer’s real-life husband, Richard Standing as Sam Carmichael, Michael Beckley as Bill Austin, Mark Jardine as Harry Bright, Niamh Perry as Sophie Sheridan, Justin Thomas as Sky, Daniella Bowen as Ali, Tara Young as Lisa, Alex Simmons as Pepper and Charlie Stemp as Eddie. The role of Donna will be played at certain performances by Francesca Ellis.
Also in the cast will be Michael Anthony, Holly Ashton, Charlotte Bradford, Devon-Elise Johnson, Matt Kennedy, Gemma Lawson, Scott Mobley, Dean Read, Matthew Ronchetti, Ellie Rutherford, Parisa Shahmir, Katy Stredder, Rhodri Watkins, Tom Stanford-Wheatley, Simon Willmont, Sarah Wilkie and Jamie Wilkin.
The MAMMA MIA! International Tour is currently in rehearsals in London with the newly announced cast followed by a limited season in Liverpool before jetting off to South Africa to perform at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg for a limited 4 week season only.
MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To date, it has been seen by more than 54 million people in 39 productions in 14 different languages. MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time and one in four households in the UK has the DVD, which is now Amazon UK’s biggest selling DVD ever.
From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.
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.
The MAMMA MIA! International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment and NGM.
Tour Information: Johannesburg: 4 week run
Dates: 24th March 2015 – 19th April 2015
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino
Peak Dates: R200 – R500 (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday evening and Saturday & Sunday matinee)
Off Peak Dates: R150 – R450 (Tuesday and Sunday evening)
Special Ticket Offers
20+ tickets = 10% discount
100+ tickets = 15% discount
Pensioner = 20% discount available for OFF PEAK dates only
(only available at Computicket outlets and limited to 1 ticket per person)
The performance lasts 2 hours and 35 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
Dionne Domyan-Mudie (Johannesburg, and National publicity)