As part of my sister’s birthday, we all traipsed through to Edinburgh to watch Mamma Mia. I have to admit I was a little skeptical as to how good it would be, not because I’m not an Abba fan but because I couldn’t really figure out how they’d shoe-horn the songs around one story. So whilst the reviews have been nothing but positive, I don’t really take much from them so was reserving my judgement until I’d seen the show.
Or, as it turned out, my judgement was made after the first 10 minutes. It was ace.
The basic story is of a girl who lives with her mother on a greek island. She doesn’t know who her Dad is but figures out it’s one of three men. So she sends them invites to her wedding in the hope of finding her Dad, but she doesn’t tell her mother.
I won’t spoil it any more than that, but if you get the chance, or even if you were maybe thinking of going but weren’t really sure, then do it. Go. It’s very VERY slick, yet charmingly simple (the entire set has only two main pieces) and hugely endearing. Ohh and it’s very funny to boot!
And don’t worry, fancy dress is optional.
A brilliant night indeed. Now, where’s that Abba album…