Sally Ann Triplett Returns to Mamma Mia
West End Actress To Portray Donna Sheridan in the Production from June 2011
It isn’t unusual for leading actresses to return to some high profile roles after some time away – such as Pia Douwes in “Chicago” in 2009, or the recent announcement that Miranda Raison will return to “Anne Boleyn” this summer – and this is set to happen again with the West End’s “Mamma Mia!”. It has been announced that Sally Ann Triplett, who previously starred as Donna Sheridan in the production in 2009, will be returning to the show at the Prince of Wales Theatre from Monday 13th June 2011.
Sally Ann Triplett is no stranger to the West End and has appeared in a large number of high profile shows here over the years, with London theatre audiences undoubtedly recognising her from the likes of “Chicago” at the Adelphi Theatre, “Guys and Dolls” at the Piccadilly Theatre, “Cats” at the New London Theatre, “Grease” at the Dominion Theatre and “Chess” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Triplett is also known for representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in the early 1980s with the songs “Love Enough for Two” as part of Prima Donna and “One Step Further” as part of Bardo.
“Mamma Mia!” is, of course, the famous musical that tells an original story framed by the music of ABBA. We meet Sophie Sheridan as she is about to be married to Skye but she feels that the day will not be complete unless her father can walk her down the aisle. But Sophie does not know who her father is and consults her diary of her mother, Donna, for clues, narrowing it down to three possibilities. Inviting all three of them to their Greek Island home, trouble ensues when Donna finds three old flames together in one place.
The show opened in 1999 and in addition to the enormously popular stage show that has been seen around the world it also inspired a movie adaptation that landed in cinemas in 2008.
When Sally Ann Triplett joins the cast, “Mamma Mia!” will also gain Kim Ismay, Mark Gillis, Joanna Monroe, Oliver Senton, William Tapley and Dani De Waal.
“Mamma Mia!” continues its run at the Prince of Wales Theatre and is now taking bookings up until Saturday 28th April 2012.