Written on: 09/12/2010 by ah72103 (1 review written)
Today was the second time I've been to Mamma Mia in London and it was the second time within a month. Before that, I was thinking that on stage it could not be as half as good as the movie. However I noted after my first visit, that it can be even better on stage. After that, I bought the CD with the original cast and I have to say that I understand some people when saying that the previous cast (before summer 2010) was not that good. Meanwhile ther have been some changes in the cast and the performance today was again overwhelming. The main attraction of the cast for me is Jessie May as Sophie. Besides the fact that she looks georgious, she has the voice of an angel. When she sings, it really touches me deep inside. She'll have a great future. Linzi Hateley as Donna is good, but the first time I've seen it, the part of Donna was sung by Sara Poyzer and I personally think that Sara gives much more life to the character, also with her voice. She is more the rock mother. Excellent performances of Catherine Russell as Rosie and especially Harriet Thorpe as Tanya. She is great. For those who have not been fans of Abba, it might be difficult to understand the hype but for the fans it's a big show when all the audience sings with the cast.