Mamma Mia has arrived in the South West! This feel good musical is running from 25 March through to 7 May at the Hippodrome in central Bristol.
Before you look at the title and think this is a show only girls will enjoy, think again! According to the Bristol Evening Post, David Beckham is a big fan of the musical and went to see it with Victoria many times when it first opened.
The musical tells the story of a young girl, Sophie, who is about to get married and wants her father to walk her down the aisle. There is just one problem – she doesn’t know who her father is. Stumbling across her mother’s diary, she finds entries detailing romantic engagements with three men. Sophie invites all three to the wedding, much to the surprise of her mother, in the hope that she will achieve her dream of her father giving her away. As the potential fathers arrive, however, things are not as straightforward as Sophie had hoped.
This smash hit musical can only leave you feeling upbeat, with its sunny Greek island backdrop and Abba songs throughout. The success of the musical lies not only in what is taking place on stage but also in the way in which the audience can relate to the friendships and songs. Classics such as Money, Money, Money and Dancing Queen are all cleverly interwoven into the storyline to create a toe-tapping, feel good show not to be missed!
Getting to the Hippodrome:
The Hippodrome is conveniently located on Saint Augustine’s Parade in Bristol city centre. Bristol Temple Meads, the closest railway station, is just a short taxi ride away and there are many bus routes into the city centre from the surrounding areas.
If you are travelling by road, leave the M4 at the M32 junction and follow it into Bristol city centre. The nearest car park is Millennium Square, which is a two-minute walk from the theatre.
Bristol airport is a longer taxi ride away; however, Bristol airport transfers are available to take you directly into the city centre, such as Bristol airport transfers.
There are plenty of hotels close to the theatre, with the Mercure being one of the nearest.