Girlie Gossip take a trip to the Mamma Mia show in London and make the most of our time there with a budget overnight stay in Travelodge, which is right in the middle of the west end action!
Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!
Mamma Mia Review
We headed into London last month to indulge in our passion for Theatre shows! As you may have guessed from previous coverage, Girlie Gossip is a huge supporter of Theatre shows and we truly believe that the atmosphere at each one is something that creates the ultimate ‘feel-good' few hours that everyone should experience!
Mamma Mia is one of those musicals that you just know is going to be great fun. From the moment the music starts the audience becomes engrossed in the lives of the characters as we are introduced to a young girl called Sophie, desperate to find her father.
Of course, if you have watched the movie you will already know how the whole thing plays out, but as fans of the big screen film ourselves we found it a real treat to go and see the show being played by fresh and exciting actors and an energetic cast. Each one of them put so much effort into their role that you can't help but be pulled into the Mamma Mia bubble. Even my husband found himself clapping and singing along, as were loads of other men in the audience, so don't be afraid to drag them along with you girls. They will love it once they are there!
The highlight of the show for us was the chemistry between Donna and her friends and the hilarity that comes with their adventures. The songs were heartfelt and upbeat and the audience were ALL on their feet for the final 20 minutes of the show. Well, it's pretty impossible to stay seated when that party atmosphere starts up!
One of the most fun and energetic theatre shows we have seen in a long time and a real must see if you are in London!
The Prince of Wales Theatre is situated on the corner of Coventry Street. It has a fab bar for getting the girly drinks in before the show and the nearest London Underground Stations are:Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. Go to http://www.mamma-mia.com for more info and to book your tickets!
Make a night of it with Travelodge!
We stayed at the Covent Garden Travelodge which was right next to all of the biggest and best theatres. This budget hotel was clean and convenient for those wanting a short break in London. The prices were really reasonable and we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to go and do a theatre trip without having to fork out the high costs of a central London hotel.
The breakfast is also great value, especially if you have a family of hungry travellers with you!
The main lobby can be a little hectic, but don't be put off, the staff are friendly and helpful and we had no problems at all. In fact, we'll be returning there again soon for our next overnight London break! Highly recommended.
Find out more and book for yourself here: http://www.travelodge.co.uk