Northern Light Theatre Company present MAMMA MIA! The Musical running from April 9th until May 1st. Directed by Ceri Hutton with Musical Direction by Peter John and Choreography by Kerreane Sarti. The Shedley Theatre is transformed into a Greek island and accompanied by music & lyrics made famous by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA. This is where our story begins. 20 years ago Donna Sheridan and her backup singers The Dynamos, were huge on the little island of Kalokairi. During this time, Donna spent some time with Harry, Bill and Sam. Fast-forward 20 years, Donna's daughter Sophie is getting married and she wants her father to give her away at the wedding. After receiving no answers, she finds her mother's diary from the year she was conceived and discovers she has 3 possible fathers. With this, she invites them to her wedding and along with the music of ABBA, the story comically unfolds.
Being the first show a lot of people have seen post-COVID-19, there was a lot at stake but as always, Northern Light provides more than a nice night out. They provide an experience, a step back in time, a night of high energy entertainment that has the audience wanting more. Leading ladies, Alana Stepherdson as Sophie and Robyn Brooks as Donna, were born for the stage. Stepherdson's energy, infectious smile and beautiful voice paid justice to Sophie Sheridan. Stepherdson and Brooks portrayed a beautiful bond and took turns showing up one another with Steherdson's renditions of 'I Have A Dream' and 'Honey Honey', which both sang with a lot of emotion to Brooks' breathtaking version of 'The Winner Takes it All'.