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Quick Fire News: Mamma Mia, Mrs Doubtfire and more

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Mamma Mia Immersive Experience to Open at the O2

A immersive theatrical dining experience based on Mamma Mia is set to open in a specially adapted venue within the O2 from Spring 2019. Björn Ulvaeus announced today that Mamma Mia: The Party, currently in its third year in Stockholm, will now be transporting London audiences to a Greek taverna, complete with olive trees, a fountain and bougainvillea. Tickets will be on sale in the Autumn.

Strictly Ballroom to Close

Strictly Ballroom the Musical has announced its West End closing date. Based on the 1992 cult classic film, the musical, which is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre, will play its final performance on the 27th of October. It contains classic hits such as Time After Time, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Love Is In The Air and will have run for seven months by the time it closes.

Six Gets West End Extension

The hit musical Six, which uses modern music to tell the story of Henry VIII’s wives, has announced a three-week extension to it’s West End run. The show, which first premiered in Edinburgh in 2017, will now run from the 30th of August to the 17th of October. It also enjoyed a full run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will be going out on tour to the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Southampton Nuffield Theatres, the Lowry in Salford and SEC in Glasgow.

Mrs Doubtfire Headed to Broadway

The classic comedy Mrs Doubtfire is to be adapted into a Broadway musical. Jerry Zaks has been announced as the director for the show, which will follow the same plot as the 1993 film and the book by Anne Fine, Alias Madame Doubtfire, of a struggling actor who disguises himself as a Nanny so he can see his children. John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, best known for their work on the Tony-nominated Something Rotten, will pen the script, whilst Kirkpatrick and his brother will write the music. Casting is yet to be announced.


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