Rebecca Lock and Alasdair Harvey in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
New Cast Members Join the Long-Running Production in London’s West End from June 2014
Mamma Mia! continues to bring in the crowds at the Novello Theatre and from June those crowds will see some new faces take to the stage. These will include performers like Rebecca Lock and Alasfari Harvey, appearing alongside the show’s current stars Kim Ismay, Dianne Pilkington, Richard Trinder and Shona White.
As well as Lock and Harvey, the new cast members also include Charles Daish, Lloyd Green and Alice Stoke in the roles of Bill, Sky and Sophie respectively.
Rebecca Lock is set to take on the role of Rosie and she does so having previously appeared in some high profile West End musicals. She appeared in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre and Cats at the New London theatre. Beyond these roles she has also appeared in Oh What A Lovely War at the National Theatre, After The Affair at the King’s Head Theatre and in the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Meanwhile, Alasdair Harvey appeared in We Wll Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Sunday In The Park With George at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Tess Of The D’Urbervilles at the Savoy Theatre. Meanwhile, he too has television credits like Casualty and movie work like Sweeney Todd to his name.
Mamma Mia! is the famous ABBA musical that takes audiences to a Greek island, where the character of Sophie is about to marry her fiancé, Sky. But there’s a problem; Sophie doesn’t know her father and would love nothing more than for him to walk her down the aisle. So she concocts a plan, steals her mother’s diary and manages to narrow it down to three men, promptly inviting all three of them to the wedding. Donna, her mother, is horrified, however, when she discovers three old flames are together on the island.
Mamma Mia! opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999 before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004. It ended its run there in 2012 to make way for The Book of Mormon and has been playing at the Novello Theatre ever since, where it is currently booking to Saturday 25th April 2015.