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Facts and Figures

MAMMA MIA! Stage Show


  • MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 MILLION PEOPLE worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages.
  • MAMMA MIA! has grossed OVER $2 BILLION at the Box Office.
  • MAMMA MIA! has premiered in more than 440 major cities worldwide - faster than any other musical in history.
  • MAMMA MIA! is currently in its 20th year since the first production opened in London's West End on 6 April 1999, and is now playing at the Novello Theatre.
  • MAMMA MIA! is the ninth longest running show in Broadway history, where it ran from 2001 – 2015.

London, UK

  • The London production opened on 6 April 1999 and is now in its twentieth year, having celebrated its 19th birthday on 6 April 2018.
  • Since its premiere, MAMMA MIA! has grossed over £300 million and been seen by over 8.9 million people in London.
  • MAMMA MIA! has played over 7,500 performances in London.
  • MAMMA MIA! originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999, and on 3 June 2004 transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre. There MAMMA MIA! holds the record for the highest attendance in a single week, with 10,760 people seeing the show over 10 performances w/c 26 December 2011. On 18 August 2007 MAMMA MIA! became the longest ever running show at the Prince of Wales Theatre after 1,327 performances at the venue.
  • MAMMA MIA! moved to the Novello Theatre on 6 September 2012. On the week commencing 26 December 2016, MAMMA MIA! set a new record for the highest ever weekly gross in the history of the Novello Theatre
  • MAMMA MIA! is the 5th longest running musical in West End history.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie

  • The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit – creator/producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd – repeated their roles bringing MAMMA MIA! to the big screen with Universal Pictures. MAMMA MIA! The Movie stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and had its worldwide premiere in London on 30 June 2008, in the city where the musical had its premiere ten years previously.
  • In 2008 MAMMA MIA! The Movie became the highest grossing live-action musical film of all time.
  • On its release, MAMMA MIA! The Movie made history as the highest grossing movie of all time at the UK and Irish box office. It was also the highest grossing film ever released in Hungary, Iceland and Norway.
  • On its release, it was the highest grossing musical film worldwide and was the No.1 musical of all time in 44 countries: including UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Australia and Korea. It opened at No.1 in 35 countries.
  • It was the No.1 film of 2008 in 16 countries: UK, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Iceland, Holland, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa and Cyprus.
  • On its release it was the No.1 Universal film of all time in 16 countries: including UK, Austria, Portugal, Sweden and Korea.
  • It spent the most weeks at No. 1 for any film in 2008. In Japan, it was Top 10 for 6 weeks in a row, where it achieved the biggest opening of all time for a musical film.

MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again

  • Ten years after MAMMA MIA! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, the cast will return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical film based on the songs of ABBA.
  • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film.
  • Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs, and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.
  • Reprising their roles from MAMMA MIA! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.
  • As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Go Green). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (Fallen), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).
  • The film will also star Andy Garcia and Cher.
  • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN will open in July 2018.



  • The MAMMA MIA! Original Cast Recording is consistently in the Billboard Catalog Charts. The MAMMA MIA! Special Edition Cast Recording has gone Double Platinum in several territories around the world.
  • The MAMMA MIA! German-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s first foreign language Cast Recording and entered the German charts at No. 3 after its first selling week which is the highest chart position ever for a musical recording’s first weeks. The recording is Double Platinum.
  • The MAMMA MIA! Dutch-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s second foreign language Cast Recording and went straight to No. 1 in its very first week in the charts - the first ever musical to achieve this in Holland.
  • The MAMMA MIA! Spanish-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s third foreign language Cast Recording and has previously sold more copies than any other Spanish Cast Recording from a musical in Spain. The recording is on-sale in the US and Mexico as well as Spain. The MAMMA MIA! Spanish-language cast recording was re-released in 2015.
  • The MAMMA MIA! Swedish-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s fourth foreign Cast Recording and has gone Triple Platinum in Sweden.
  • The MAMMA MIA! Korean-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s fifth foreign Cast Recording and has gone Platinum in Korea.
  • The MAMMA MIA! French-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s sixth foreign Cast Recording.
  • The MAMMA MIA! Chinese-language Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s seventh foreign Cast Recording.
  • The MAMMA MA! Japanese Cast Recording is MAMMA MIA!’s eighth foreign language cast recording.


  • The MAMMA MIA! The Movie Soundtrack released July 2008 and became the biggest album released by Universal in 2008. It was the UK’s biggest-selling soundtrack of that year and in the US marked the highest charting week ever in history for an ABBA recording. It reached no. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and achieved Platinum status after only five weeks of release in the US.