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“Very funny indeed, i couldnt stop laughing and...”

Written on: 01/05/2008

Very funny indeed, i couldnt stop laughing and singing, absolutely enchanting performance. would love to see it again… Read Full Review

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“I saw this in Glasgow and it was really bad, so I can...”

Written on: 22/04/2008 by bonpurple (1 review written)

I saw this in Glasgow and it was really bad, so I can only assume they staged this musical with stand ins or people they found off the street on the day. At half time everyone was talking about how poor it was, and many left at half time, including me!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Here is an ethical and moral thought experiment for...”

Written on: 03/03/2008 by torpedogolf (1 review written)

Here is an ethical and moral thought experiment for all you budding Mamma Mia philosophers out there. Imagine that you have just seen an emergency news broadcast detailing the certain obliteration of Earth by an unstoppable asteroid in just two short hours. Now imagine also that due to the strict no mobile phone policy in the Prince of Wales theatre, everyone but the cast has received the ominous news. Do you tell the cast and give them a chance to say their prayers, or do you keep them… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It was my sincere pleasure and extremely good fortune...”

Written on: 19/01/2008

It was my sincere pleasure and extremely good fortune to witness a very special performance of Mamma Mia on January 17th, 2008. After my wife's friend was taken ill and could not use her ticket, I gladly stepped in as her alternate audience member. To say that the combined performances of Lucy Harris (Donna), Jane Gurnett (Tanya) and Hanna Robertson (Sophie) were noteworthy would be like saying Simon Cowell's criticism can be a little harsh at times! Lucy pulled out all the dramatic stops… Read Full Review

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“Thursday, April 12, 2007 ”

Written on: 14/04/2007 by Timothy Winey (2 reviews written)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bravo, Bravo, Bravissimo LINZI HATELEY. Even when bravo is repeated for emphasis or used in its superlative form "Bravissimo," it seems a pathetically inadequate kudo to encapsulate the sheer weight of LINZI HATELEY's portrayal of Donna in Mamma Mia. Bravo! Admittedly denotes much enthusiasm and admiration, but simultaneously sheds far too little, if any, light on why I felt spontaneously compelled to shout it at LINZI HATELEY during her curtain call. I'm ashamed to… Read Full Review

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Gemmahudson's Response to Timothy Winey's Review

Written on: 24/04/2007

Linzi Hatley deserves all the praise she is getting. She is totally amazing and I agree 100% with this review. Thank you.

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286981_Sambill's Response to Timothy Winey's Review

Written on: 26/04/2007

Great review, great Lady, great show.

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★★★★☆

“This show is light-hearted, it's camp, and it's fun....”

Written on: 21/03/2007 by kellinakm (1 review written)

This show is light-hearted, it's camp, and it's fun. That's what you should expect from Mamma Mia!, currently showing in London at the Prince of Wales Theatre, just off Shaftsbury Avenue. It's the chick flick of the West End, a blockbuster hit musical that has been a sell-out for nine years. But be warned: if you are looking for something deep and engrossing, you're better off seeing 'Les Miserables' or 'Phantom of the Opera,' as this will not be for you. However, if you like ABBA or just want… Read Full Review

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“I have seen Mamma Mia several times now with two...”

Written on: 17/02/2007 by Grace Winey (1 review written)

I have seen Mamma Mia several times now with two different casts, and I have always unashamedly enjoyed the show. Call me simple if you will, but the show is "simply" great fun. If you like ABBA music and good humor, then Mamma Mia is for you; of course the pseudo-intellectual wannabes out there will tell you that it is a simplistic, "vaudeville-esque" story propelled, tackily, by seventies pop music. These, of course, are the same people who would go to, and then debate endlessly, French… Read Full Review

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to Grace Winey's Review

Written on: 19/02/2007

this wouldn't be the first production I'd choose to go and see but the feedback is certainly positive!! Fab review

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286981_Sambill's Response to Grace Winey's Review

Written on: 26/04/2007

Great review, although I think that Lucy Harris was "NOT Born to be Donna". Please go see Linzi Hateley as Donna and then we will talk. I am sure you will change your mind.

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★★★☆☆

“In general, Mamma Mia makes for a great night or...”

Written on: 02/02/2007 by Mia Martins (1 review written)

In general, Mamma Mia makes for a great night or afternoon out. For the more discerning connoisseurs among you, there are a few things that need to be said.

The leading ladies Rosie (played by Joanna Monro) and Tanya (played by Suanne Braun) are excellent.

Joanna Monro is a great Lady who makes the show so much more fun. One must, however, watch her closely to understand the meaning she puts in every word and expression. Joanna has a subtle class that goes largely undetected and hence, I… Read Full Review

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“I saw Mamma Mia recently, and frankly, I was...”

Written on: 06/01/2007 by Sue Earl (1 review written)

I saw Mamma Mia recently, and frankly, I was under-whelmed. This raving about Lucy Harris is unjustified. She is good, and has lots of energy and expression, but come on; she's not Julie Andrews, and if energy and expression are the only requirements for West End leads, then they would be populated by transvestite Italian taxi drivers. Firstly, she has to sing in a lower key (I heard the conductor say, in an almost "bless her" tone, "E Flat" (indicating a drop in key). Then he mouthed the… Read Full Review

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“Wednesday, November 29, 2006 ”

Written on: 02/12/2006 by visaliaca (1 review written)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mamma Mia Review

Do not try this at home

This review, like many consumer products, comes with a patronizing safety warning for the foolhardy. Serious injury or even death could result from attempting to emulate Lucy Harris. In fact, I have a challenge to issue. If those pathetic post-pubescent morons of "Jackass" fame want to truly humiliate themselves, instead of tumbling down hills in outhouses, they should try to sing or act with 1 thousandth the aplomb… Read Full Review

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385073_Corky Clown's Response to visaliaca's Review

Written on: 22/07/2008

I agree that Lucy Harris is a gift not entirely of this world. I am lucky enough to be a significant person in her life, and know that there truly is no one like here - for talent, for humour, for loyalty, for presence, for beauty - she has no equal x

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Visaliaca's Response to visaliaca's Review

Written on: 30/07/2008

Thak you for the kind words of support for Lucy. We truly miss her, not just as an actress, but as an individual. Seeing the movie (yuck) only reminds us of how special she was in that role. I sincerely hope she finds something where she can shine as she deserves to, in a way that only she can.<br/><br/>T Winey

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★★★★★

“I loved this, colourful, great singing, dancing,...”

Written on: 20/07/2006 by JoLR (4 reviews written)

I loved this, colourful, great singing, dancing, acting..... and it was funny. I am going back in two weeks, definately recommend it!… Read Full Review

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“I have seen Mamma Mia twice now and both times it was...”

Written on: 19/10/2005 by finkel1982 (1 review written)

I have seen Mamma Mia twice now and both times it was exceptional. You will of course need to enjoy ABBA music as the entire show is dedicated to it with 24 ABBA songs. The story is a typical story not connected to the group at all but the way in which the story connects to the songs is remarkable.
I honestly can't think of any bad points that are unique to this production.
The ticket prices seem reasonable though not cheap with a good seat costing £50. Cheaper seats are available from roughly… Read Full Review

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“Mamma Mia!, Prince Edward Theatre, London was all...”

Written on: 25/04/2005 by Lizzie123 (1 review written)

Mamma Mia!, Prince Edward Theatre, London was all amazing, the songs were so clearly and amazingly sang, the outfits were all so colourful, it has something for everyone, song, laughter and kissing!!!!!!!!!!!! I advise anyone who likes Abba to definitely go, you will have an outstanding time, it is definitely worth it, so book NOW!!!!… Read Full Review

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