THE first UK tour of the worldwide smash hit musical Mamma Mia! is set to visit Bournemouth.

The sensational feel-good musical will be at the town’s Pavilion Theatre for a two-week run from Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, August 12.

Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise.

To date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages, with Mamma Mia! The Movie the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.

From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of Mamma Mia! has now been seen by more than 10 per cent of the entire UK population.

It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years both on Broadway and in the West End and, in 2011, became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.

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