Published: 10:00, 13 July 2017 |
Updated: 12:43, 13 July 2017
When there was an announcement at the beginning of Mamma Mia! warning that the show contained platform boots and white Lycra, I must confess had my reservations.
Is this really for me? Do I even like ABBA? Did I only enjoy the film because it meant I got to spend an hour and 49 minutes with Pierce Brosnan's face?
Well I needn't have worried.
Just like a pair of sequinned flares - of which there are plenty - it appears a little in-your-face, a little ludicrous at first. But once you allow yourself to slip into the silliness you find yourself ready to enjoy a joyous romp through the music of the 1970s - and that's exactly what this show is.
Set on a Greek island paradise, Mamma Mia! is a high-energy jukebox musical, using the songs of the Swedish supergroup to tell a story of love, friendship and identity.
Bride-to-be Sophie (Lucy May Barker) is on a quest to discover the father she’s never known, and brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of the wedding.
It's easy to see why.
Mamma Mia! is at the Marlowe Theatre until Saturday, July 29. Tickets cost £8.75-£60.75. To book call 01227787787 or click here.
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