Mamma Mia! Here we go…

On the 4th and 5th July, the SJT School of Performance’s Dancing Queens (and Kings) will be taking to the stage at Sir John Talbot’s School for their first full-length show – a production of the global phenomenon that is Mamma Mia!

The riotous jukebox musical, which tells the story of one girl’s search for her father through the legendary music of ABBA, was one of the longest-running shows ever to hit Broadway, clocking in a fourteen year run, and even spawned a worldwide smash-hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. Since its debut, over 60 million people have seen the stage show across the world, and it has grossed over $2 billion. And now the show is coming to Whitchurch.

The story, which is set on a small Greek island, follows Sophie, a young woman who dreams of a perfect wedding – something which includes her father giving her away. The problem is, she doesn’t know who he is. The show features classic ABBA hits such as Super Trouper, Lay All Your Love on Me, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take a Chance on Me, Thank You for the Music, Money, Money, Money, The Winner Takes It All, Voulez-Vous and SOS, as well as the title track.

The SJT School of Performance is an after-school performing arts group comprised of students passionate about the arts. The group has been working extremely hard to prepare the show, putting in ten hours of rehearsal every week to bring the story to life, and the students, who chose the show themselves, cannot wait to hit the stage on opening night. Music Subject Lead, Debbie Peate, who runs the SJT School of Performance and is directing the show, commented: “The students have been asking to do Mamma Mia! for such a long time. It is such a fabulous show and rehearsals are going incredibly well. I really think it may be the best show ever!”

The curtain will rise at 7pm on both nights, and with the performances almost guaranteed to sell out, those wishing to see the show should book their seats in advance. Tickets can be bought from the SJT school reception in person or by ringing 01948 660600.


Posted by marchesadmin on 27th June 2016, under Uncategorized

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