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Mamma Mia! is coming to Canberra!

HerCanberra Team

It was announced today that the global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will tour Australia in 2017 – 2018 commencing its national tour in Canberra in November 2017!

The announcement was made by the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.

“I’m joined by representatives from the ACT Government, VisitCanberra, the Cultural Facilities Corporation and Producer, Louise Withers, to announce that in November 2017, Canberra Theatre Centre will host the Premiere Season of a stunning new Australian tour of the smash-hit musical, MAMMA MIA! for three weeks,” said Chief Minister Barr. “It will be the biggest theatrical production to play at the Canberra Theatre Centre to date.” 

“For some time, our Government has been liaising with stakeholders to increase the awareness in, and profile of, Canberra as a viable destination for major events and theatre tours. Our announcement today celebrates just one of the successes from this work, and introduces our capital as a major player in the live performance touring circuit.”

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. 

 The ACT Government, through VisitCanberra’s Tourism Marketing Partnerships Program (TMPP), is supporting the Canberra season of MAMMA MIA!

Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.  

Following its Canberra Season, MAMMA MIA! will play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC before playing all other major national cities. Full tour, ticketing and casting details will be announced at a later date.

Photography by Martin Ollman


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