Novello Theatre
5 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4LD
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Opened: 06 Sep 2012
Booking from: 24 Jul 2017
Booking until: 03 Mar 2018
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

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  • timreynard 5"11 male 5 reviews 0 helpful votes
    60% total rating Mamma Mia!, 14th July 2017
    It's exactly what you expect, an evening of fun and laughs, but don't expect incredible acting or mind blowing sets / effects. It's literally just the Greatest Hits of ABBA sung very well, lots of oiled six packs and women giggling. If you are seeing this AFTER the film, you are not going to get anything out of it - the film is an exact replica of the play - except for hearing the songs performed live which is an experience.
    Sat in Stalls T1
    Great seats with legroom reasonable and a view of the whole stage. My only slight criticism would be that they are quite far away meaning it's difficult to make out the faces of the cast if they are mid/back stage, but hence why seats closer in the stalls are more pricey - very reasonable considering. There is a slight overhang from the circle, but as the set is minimal and there isn't any high up action, it isn't an issue. Two other positives - it's very close to the bar and literally next to the Ladies (queues naturally massive so a real time saver) plus Gents very close too. As these are the "cheap" seats of the Stalls, expect a lot of non-English speakers translating for each other - it's unbelievably frustrating and rude to the actors, but if you have 'strong' words with the Ushers they will assist.
  • fifilou 5"7 female 175 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating Mamma Mia!, 30th October 2015
    I really like Mamma Mia, and I have seen the show a couple of times. I think this a show that you can go and see and just have a really good time. Its feel good, is bright and light and has a really simple but effective set. The costumes, staging and lighting keep it bright and fun. Its just a really fun feel good show. Be prepared to sing along and get up and dance!
    This seat is advertised as extremely restricted view and restricted legroom and they are not wrong. The ticket is one of the cheapest in the theatre and you can clearly see why. So comfort wise the seats themselves aren't bad the issue is in order to see you cant sit on them. There is no legroom whatsoever and I'm not tall, I think the shortest of my friends I went with just about fit at 5'4". The view is something else altogether. Sat on the seat I could see less than 1/3 of the stage (the very far stage left) and of the 1/3 I could see I could only see 1/2 way to the back of the stage. To make the view better I sat on my knees leaning on the safety rail. This is why I gave the comfort a 1 star as my knees where in pain throughout. This allowed me to see about 1/2 of the stage. Problems include that this slip is high, its in the curve of the auditorium and the lighting rigs are also in the way. Yes the seats are cheap but I ended up sitting on the floor reading a book in act 2 as I couldn't see and just listened to the performance. If you've been before and just want to listen these are cheap seats if you want to see any of the show don't sit here!
    AA22 Grand Circle - Novello Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle AA22
  • s96 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Mamma Mia!, 27th July 2017
    Mamma Mia was great fun, very similar to the film, would recommend.
    Sat back normally on the seat, cannot see the stage at all (I'm a short woman). However, leaning forwards with arms rested on the edge bar, had a clear view of the stage. Was comfortable to lean forwards and look to the side for the entire performance (edge bar is cushioned and very close). I would definitely book these seats again, having to lean forwards a little didn't affect my experience at all. Tall people beware - extremely minimal legroom! Definitely stay away from these seats if you've got long legs, it will be extremely uncomfortable. Did notice there were barely any many men in this row! Included is a photo of my view leaning forwards.
    AA15 Grand Circle - Novello Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle AA15
  • HanE 5"7 female 43 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating Mamma Mia!, 19th February 2016
    The show is so much fun and the audience really seems to get into the show. The music everyone knows and people get the chance to join in and have a sing-a-long at the end. The audience is always on their feet at the end dancing in their seats.
    The view from the seat was perfect and one could see everything on the stage and take it all in at once. The seat was relatively comfortable and the legroom was okay.
    A15 Dress Circle - Novello Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle A15
The great thing about this show is that it can be enjoyed from all seating levels without any moments of action being missed. However for the best viewing experience we would recommend the middle of the Stalls and/ or the front of the Dress Circle.
Novello Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
Brain child of British producer, Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical made up of the ever popular ABBA back catalogue. Unlike many other jukebox musicals, Mamma Mia! has an entirely original story, written by Catherine Johnson.

The success of the stage musical sparked a movie adaptation of the production, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried.

The plot focuses on mother and daughter, Donna and Sophie, who live together on the beautiful Greek island of Kalokairi. Sophie, who has been brought up on the island by her mother, is planning on marrying her fiancé Sky despite only being 20 years of age.

The wedding is to be hosted on the paradise island and, like most brides to be, Sophie wants her father to give her away; the only problem is that she isn't quite sure who he is! After intercepting her mother's kiss and tell diary from around the time of her conception, Sophie narrows down her hunt for her paternal father to three men. Desperate to have her dad around for her special day, Sophie invites all three candidates to the island, much to the surprise and dismay of Donna!

Classic ABBA songs such as "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," "Money, Money, Money," "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Winner Takes It All," and of course "Mamma Mia," can be enjoyed live on stage! Sing along or sit back, relax and let the tunes wash over you!

Not only is the show celebrated for its music, it also contains fantastic choreography and excellent costumes. All in all, the show is a jam packed, frothy and fun treat that can be the perfect West End ticket for people of all ages and nationalities!
Mamma Mia! is a must for all ABBA fans, so don't miss out on tickets! Also fans of shows such as Jersey Boys and Thriller - Live! may enjoy the show for its classic pop music and upbeat feeling.

Mamma Mia has a few moments of mild adult content.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 7+