Casting Announced for Mamma Mia!'s Manchester Engagement

News   Casting Announced for Mamma Mia!'s Manchester Engagement The international tour of the megahit musical Mamma Mia! will play more than a two-month engagement in Manchester.

The musical — which features the songs of the pop group ABBA — is scheduled to begin performances at Manchester's Palace Theatre Nov. 7 and play through Jan. 27, 2007. The cast will feature Jackie Clune — the noted actress, comedienne, writer and presenter — as Donna Sheridan with Morag Siller as Rosie and Joan Walker as Tanya.

The company will also include Craig Adams as Sky, Katie Brayben as Sophie, Cameron Blakely as Sam, William Brand as Harry and Jeffrey Harmer as Bill with Helen Siveter (Ali), Kellie Ryan (Lisa), Gregg Lowe (Pepper), Alex Jessop (Eddie) and Antony Reed (Father Alexandrios). The ensemble comprises Nicky Adams, Richard Alliston, Josh Capper, Claire Cassidy, Caroline Deverill, Portia Emare, Ross Furlong, Amy Hathaway, Michael Instone, Sally O’Brien, Darragh O'Leary, Steven Paling, Matt Robinson, Leanne Rogers, Nicola Sneddon, Paul Spicer, Alistair James Taylor and Lindsey Tierney.

Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.

Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. In New York, the musical plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located at 1634 Broadway.

The performance schedule at the Palace will be Monday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre box office or by calling 0870 401 3000.

For more information visit www.mamma-mia.com.