Release your inner Dancing Queen with smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at Newcastle's Theatre Royal: Find out what we thought in our review

Stunning, heartwarming and extremely entertaining – Take A Chance on smash hit musical Mamma Mia and you’ll definitely be saying Thank You For The Music.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 8:06 am
Updated Sunday, 26th January 2020, 1:37 pm
Take A Chance on Mamma Mia! and you won't be disappointed. Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg.

Celebrating 20 years since its London premier in April 1999, the feel-good show makes a triumphant return to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle for a three-week run.

The show has become a global phenomenon, combining ABBA’s timeless songs with the funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island as a wedding gets set to take place.

And the show proved a huge hit with the North East audience – with lively song and dance routines that not only had people dancing in their seats, but which also brought the crowd to their feet to dance to some of ABBA’s greatest hits.

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The show will have you unleashing your inner Dancing Queen. Image by Brinkhoff/Moegenburg.

The main cast is made up of Sharon Sexton as Donna Sheridan, Sarah Harlington as alternate Donna, Nicky Swift as Rosie, Helen Anker as Tanya, Rob Fowler as Sam Carmichael, Daniel Crowder as Harry Bright and Jamie Kenna as Bill Austin.

While Emma Mullen stars as Sophie Sheridan and Toby Miles plays Sky.

All cast members were absolutely flawless in this slick production, with impeccable singing and dance routines that were truly dazzling.

Every song was impeccably performed, with particular highlights including ‘Gimme! Gimme Gimme!’ as well as ‘Money, Money, Money’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’, which really brought the house down.

Mamma Mia will have you dancing in your seat. Image by Brinkhoff/Moegenburg.

Every cast member deserves recognition for their stunning performance and the live musicians truly made the performance, for their incredible delivery of every single track which truly brought the production to life.

This was honestly one of the best musicals I have seen and it’s safe to say the audience all appeared to have been blown away by the sheer talent and skill of the cast and all the production team.

So much so, that the crowd gave the cast and band a standing ovation before dancing out of the theatre to a medley of ABBA hits.

If you’re a fan of the music and the film, I’d definitely recommend you go see Mamma Mia! You’ll be singing the songs for days.

Mamma Mia! is at Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday, February 8, at 7.30pm each evening.

Matinees performances will be held on Tuesday, January 28, at 2pm, Thursday at 2pm, and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets from £26 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or online at