Tickets are now on sale for Mamma Mia! The Party - an immersive theatre and dining experience featuring music from ABBA and written by comedian and former Guildford resident and Tormead School student Sandi Toksvig. Performed on a specially-adapted stage at London's O2, the story unfolds around the guests as they enjoy a three-course Greek meal. The evening ends with the main floor becoming a 1970s disco and audience members are welcome to stay and dance to ABBA's hits. The show has been produced by former band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and takes place in a taverna on the island of Skopelos where most exteriors from the first Mamma Mia! film were shot. Björn Ulvaeus was especially pleased Sandi Toksvig had agreed to adapt the story for London, saying: "She has to be the funniest and brightest individual I've ever had the pleasure of working with." Sandi said: "This has been a dream job - writing this adaptation mainly because I want to go to it myself and I … [Read more...] about Tickets on sale for Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2
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Mamma Mia! There goes actor Dominic Cooper showing off his toned Abbas… sorry, abs on the beach. My, my! It’s no wonder new girlfriend Gemma Chan can’t resist him snuggling close. Dominic, 40, and Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma, 35, were in Formentera in the Balearic islands for a romantic break. He once dated Mamma Mia! movie co-star Amanda Seyfried, 32, and only started seeing Gemma a few weeks ago. Gemma – star of Sherlock, Fresh Meat and Secret Diary of a Call Girl – split with comic Jack Whitehall in 2017. Read More Mamma Mia 2 After leaving the beach, the couple covered up for a night out. From the way Dominic’s looking at her, could it soon be I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do? Dominic and Amanda started dating after they starred as loved up couple - Sky and Sophie - in the first Mamma Mia film. They dated for three years before breaking up. Amanda now has a child with her husband Thomas Sadoski, but she will reunited with her fictional bae Dominic … [Read more...] about Mamma Mia’s Dominic Cooper is irresistible to new girlfriend Gemma Chan
SHIRLEY Valentine is the ultimate romantic film, which sees a bored Liverpudlian woman ditch her life for a holiday romance. But where was it filmed? Here's the FULL lowdown... Where was Shirley Valentine filmed? The movie was released in 1989 and is about a woman called Shirley Valentine who ditches her mundane life and boring husband for a life and a new lover in Greece. Mykonos in Greece The bulk of the film was shot on the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos. This is where Shirley, played by Pauline Collins, runs off to in search of "sun, sea and sex" - as she bluntly puts this in the film. Different locations around the island were used to create Shirley's holiday, including local beaches, tavernas and hotels. Liverpool Shirley lives in Liverpool. This is where her famous "wall" scene is filmed - where she can be seen talking to the wall for company. The beginning of the film is centred around her life in Liverpool, before she ditches it for Greece. Filming was done in a … [Read more...] about Where was Shirley Valentine filmed? Mykonos in Greece, Liverpool and London filming locations for the movie
PUBLISHED: 02:16 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 02:31 23 July 2018 Steve Russell ABBA - Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - have given us so much. Picture: PA Wire Archant Musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is out, a decade after the first film. Steven Russell explains why he likes the concept, and a long-suffering work colleague insists he’s wrong A scene from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. From left, Julie Walters as Rosie Mulligan, Pierce Brosnan as Sam Carmichael, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie Sheridan and Christine Baranski as Tanya Chesham-Leigh. Picture: PA Photo/Universal Pictures/Jonathan PrimeMamma Mia!? Mamma Marmite, more like. Little has plunged families into cinematic civil war over the past decade more than Mamma Mia! The Movie. Or (like here) brought across-the-desk strife to offices up and down the land. For my colleagues Lynne and Andrew, it’s all Dum Dum Diddle and 109 minutes of purgatory (sneaky … [Read more...] about Mamma Mia! Magic or moronic?
PIERCE Brosnan is a very good son. During the filming of the hotly anticipated Mamma Mia! sequel, he had a day off so decided to take his mum out to lunch. But as fate would have it, his phone rang to call him to set."I said to her, 'Well, Mum, you may as well come with me, we'll go to work' and we went down to the studio.' I had no idea why I was being called in, just to be part of the ensemble, I guessed," the Navan-born former James Bond says."And there was Cher. Everyone was there with their mothers and fathers and boyfriends and girlfriends – all watching her do her thing."The US singing superstar is the newest and starriest addition to the cast as we return to the island of Kalokairi for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 10 years after the first film was a box-office juggernaut.Cher plays Ruby, the mother of Meryl Streep's character Donna Sheridan and appears in the film alongside returning stars Brosnan, Dame Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Colin … [Read more...] about Mamma Mia! star Pierce Brosnan: There was Mum with Meryl – she was in heaven