THELOCAL.SE REPORTS / SWEDEN – Sweden’s latest Abba-themed venue, Mamma Mia The Party, which opened to much fanfare in Stockholm last year is set to be exported to London and beyond, Björn Ulvaeus has revealed.
Ulvaeus let slip the news a year after The Local was one of the media outlets reporting live from the opening of the Greek taverna modelled on the Mamma Mia Universe, which saw the four members of legendary pop group Abba get together on stage for the first time in three decades.
Since then, the show has sold out almost every evening, and Ulvaeus told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN) this week that he is currently hard at work trying to find an appropriate venue in London to bring the party to the city where Mamma Mia The Musical premiered in 1999.
“When this was such a success I wanted to take it to London, but it has proved difficult to find a venue. This is a completely different thing to jumping into an existing theatre. But things are starting to resolve themselves. And there is no doubt the same show would work in London too,” he told DN.
Mamma Mia The Party is set inside the fictional Nikos’ Taverna, where guests are treated to Greek food and a stage show inspired by the hit musical. Tickets are around 1,340-1,535 kronor.