Mamma Mia! (West End)
Open run 2h 35m
Mamma Mia! (West End)
84

Mamma Mia! (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

84%
(218 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting

About the Show

Olivier Award-nominated jukebox musical featuring the hits of Swedish pop group, ABBA.

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Member Reviews (218)

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76 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Audience pleaser!, Lively, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like easy to watch, fluffy plot line, joyous celebration, great music. You dance in your seat & leave the theatre smiling.

Don't see it if you didn’t like the film and/or ABBA songs.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Romantic, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if you love a great night out of fun and sing along at the end

Don't see it if you don't like Abba

66 Reviews | 6 Followers
51
Fluffy

See it if you’re fan of the movie, enjoy abba or want to sit with an absolutely plastered crowd who sings over the performers.

Don't see it if see above

64 Reviews | 5 Followers
42
Banal, Overrated

See it if You are on a hen party, drunk and like ABBA

Don't see it if you are not on a hen party, sober but still like ABBA

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
60
Overrated, Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining, Banal

See it if You love the music and the film and being swept into a romance

Don't see it if You don't like anything to twee or the music of Abba

53 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Funny, Great songs, Entertaining

See it if you like feel-good and abba

Don't see it if you hate abba

47 Reviews | 2 Followers
50
Slow, Funny

See it if You like abba and enjoy the film

Don't see it if You want to be entertained and see a thought provoking show

46 Reviews | 1 Follower
64
Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You love abba music

Don't see it if You are expecting a masterpiece

Critic Reviews (4)

The London Evening Standard
November 29th, 2017

“The songs of ABBA take centre stage in this riotously fun musical about a young woman trying to find out who on earth her dad is...The star-studded 2008 film...only bolstered the success of the original source material, which offers a bonding evening for mothers and daughters everywhere. It’s an evening packed with hits that you already know all the words to, from Dancing Queen to Waterloo, but it’s also a heartwarming story of unconventional families and rekindling lost love.”
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The Guardian (UK)
April 7th, 2009

“Ten years on, ‘Mamma Mia!’ – a love story set to Abba songs – still doesn't rival Sophocles, but it remains as stonkingly, wonderfully, unbelievably good as the first time I saw it...Apart from having some of the finest pop songs ever written, ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the ultimate feel-good tale of love conquering all. It is completely uncynical and consistently compelling – it's the perfect show for someone who says they don't like theatre, or who ‘doesn't do musicals’.”
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August 11th, 2022

In Mamma Mia! we have a bulletproof jukebox musical that will run and run. The get-up-and-dance finale provides some of the happiest minutes in a London theatre.
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Time Out London
March 21st, 2017

“Some of the songs are oddly static, but when the choreography does get going it's terrific...The current cast appear to have been chosen more for their singing voices than their serious acting ability. But who needs dramatic conviction when you have purest pop to do the convincing for you? Given the songs, a story just about solid enough to stay upright on its platform heels...it's impossible not to fall for 'Mamma Mia!'s’ twinkling charms.”
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