MAMMA Mia! the smash hit, feel-good musical will return to Bournemouth Pavilion theatre for an eight-day run next summer.

The production is part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since Mamma Mia! premiered in London in April 1999.

From West End to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s vision of staging the story-telling magic of Abba’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll.

To date, it has been seen by over 65 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China, and became the eighth longest running show in New York’s Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years.

Mamma Mia! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 6.

Mamma Mia! The Movie became the highest grossing live action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008.

A second film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, released in July 2018, is the most successful live musical movie sequel. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the show is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

* Mamma Mia! is at Bournemouth Pavilion from August 14 –22 in 2020. To book, see