Linzi Hately in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
Mamma Mia! remains one of the most popular shows in town, with audiences flocking to the Novello Theatre to see a musical that takes its cues from ABBA’s back catalogue. This week it reveals new names joining its cast whilst also indicating that it has extended at its West End home until March 2017.
The cast update sees Linzi Hately returning to the role of Donna. She previously played the part on two occasions from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2010 so those originally hoping to catch her in the part will have new opportunities to do so from June 2016.
She isn’t the only new cast member, however, as she is joined by Sanne Den Bestein as her onstage daughter Sophie Sheridan, with further new cast members like Richard Carson, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Jemma Revell, Amy Webb, Filippo Coffano and Jake Small.
Mamma Mia! currently entertains the crowds at the Novello Theatre, where it has been playing since it transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre. Utilising the songs of ABBA, it tells the story of Sophie Sheridan, who is soon to be married to Sky on the Greek Island where she lives wither her mother Donna. Sophie wants her father to walk her down the aisle but does not know his identity. Utilising her mother’s little black book she narrows it down to three men and promptly invites them all, leading to a headache for Donna and a memorable time when they arrive on the island.
Linzi Hately Once again fills the role of Donna and this is not the only role she has portrayed during her successful stage career. She has been seen on numerous occasions in in the West End with examples like Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre in the 1980s, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium in 1991 and Grease at the Dominion Theatre in 1995.
As she returns to London for her latest starring role on the stage, audiences will have a great opportunity to see a well known and experienced performer in the West End where she will undoubtedly prove how she has kept her career going over many decades.
Mamma Mia! continues at the Novello Theatre.