Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia!

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 02 August - 17 August 2019
Category Live Event

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres present
A Packemin Production


Packemin Productions, the team behind the hit productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, Wicked, Legally Blonde and The Phantom Of The Opera, will transport you to a Greek island paradise at Riverside Theatres, bursting onto the stage with a brand new production of one of the world’s favourite feel-good musicals… MAMMA MIA!

Starring Scott Irwin (Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story) as Sam, Debora Krizak (Sweet Charity, Anything Goes) as Tanya, Courtney Bell (Madiba The Musical) as Sophie, Blake Erickson (Madiba The Musical, Les Miserables) as Harry, Mark Simpson (Hairspray, Kinky Boots) as Bill, Louise Symes as Donna, Chris White (Hi-5) as Sky, along with a large cast of upbeat, energetic musical theatre performers, Mamma Mia! promises to be an entertaining night out at the theatre.

Featuring hit after hit from the incredible songs of ABBA including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me and The Winner Takes It All, MAMMA MIA! tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!  MAMMA MIA! is the perfect musical for the whole family.

Purchase a premium seat to get the best seat in the house, plus a complimentary souvenir program

A tactile tour will be available prior to the audio described performance on Friday 9 August, subject to bookings. Tactile tours are a disability inclusion initiative. Please arrive 90 minutes prior to the performance for the tour. Bookings for audio description and the tactile tour are essential – Please call Box Office on 8839 3399.

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer

Production Team

Producer Neil Gooding
Directors Jessica Fallico & Jordan Vassallo
Musical Director Peter Hayward
Associate Musical Director Rachel Kelly
Choreographer Sally Dashwood
Associate Producer Jordan Vassallo
Set Designer Josh McIntosh
Costume Designer Audrey Currie
Make- Up & Wigs Karen Lamont-Barnett
Lighting Designer Sean Clarke
Sound Designer David Grigg
Assistant Director Courtney Cassar
Props Coordinator Jessica Fallico
Publicist Laura May Vassallo
Photography By Grant Leslie

Full Cast

DONNA Louise Symes
SOPHIE Courtney Bell
SAM Scott Irwin
HARRY Blake Erickson
BILL Mark Simpson
SKY Chris White
ROSIE Rachael Gillfeather
TANYA Debora Krizak
PEPPER Joshua Ridge
ALI Megan Stack
LISA Kira Leiva
EDDIE Cameron Boxall
Sophie U/S Kira Leiva
Harry U/S Mark Aggar
Sky U/S Joshua Ridge
Tanya U/S Megan Walshe
Pepper U/S Cameron Boxall
Ali U/S Danielle Winsor
Lisa U/S Danielle Winsor
Eddie U/S Josh Dormer

Aden Abeleda, Mark Aggar, Vanessa Agius, Felicity Amos, Mark Andres, Chloe Angel, Fiorella F. Bamba, Rachel Bendeich, Alison Claire Benstead, Tim Brown, Emilia Brunetto, Laura Bucci, Jackson Bunting, Daniella Delfin, Josh Dormor, Paul Duncan, Gelina Enriquez, Chloe Gabila, Tom Gibson, Georgia Gourlay, Siroun Jelenkerian, Lauren Kessler, Sabrina Kirkham, Tara Lide, Felicity Light, Grace Lizzio-Sharpe, Hannah Mackay, Rebecca Mann, Maselina Metcalf, Bec Milligan, Jim Mitchell, Leanne Mordini, Haji Myrteza, Ally Palmer, Victoria Perkas, Jesica Quoy, Adam Ring, Chloe Rosenberg, Katelyn Ryan, Sebastian Sabir, Brodie Shepherd, Bernadette Sinclair, Annette Schweikert, Isabella Speranza, Daniel Taylor, Lucy Taylor, Megan Walshe, Ralphy Walter, Susanne Waters, Ella Whelan, Emma Kay Whiteley, Danielle Winsor, Mirrae Youssef


“Uplifting and communal, the warmth of this transplanted Greek island will drive out the winter from your soul.” – Judith Greenaway, Reviews By Judith and Friends

“Vibrant, thrilling, pin-point dancing. Sally Dashwood’s creative and out-of-the-box choreography is breathtakingly well interpreted.” – Judith Greenaway, Reviews By Judith and Friends

“The big dance number at the curtain call, a rousing encore of Abba classics, brought the audience to its feet.” – David Spicer, Stage Whispers

“It’s always impossible to falter a show which brings such joy to audiences.” – Mark Morellini, Alt Media

“A special mention to Musical Director Peter Hayward and Associate Musical Director Rachel Kelly under whose direction the musical landscape of the show formed a flawlessly solid bed of sound, successfully replicating the full harmonic vocal schema that is associated with the ABBA sound.” – Christina Donoghue, On the Town

“Set design by Josh Mcintosh did an admirable job at utilising the large vertical space of Riverside Theatre as well as creating the indoor outdoor space of the Greek Island location.” – Christina Donoghue, On the Town

“The breathtaking Debora Krizak towers over almost everyone else on stage. Brilliantly cast Krizak brings her long-leggedness and perfect hair to bring Tanya to life in the form of a blonde bombshell who charmingly doesn’t take herself too seriously.” – Christina Donoghue, On the Town

“‘Donna the Dynamo’, Sophie’s mother was given a finely nuanced performance by Louise Symes, who smoulders , stressed and embittered at times but is also quite sympathetic, emotional and romantic or bubbling with energy and has a powerhouse voice. Her ‘The Winner Takes It All’brings the house down.” – Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

“The trio of possible dads are terrific – Terribly handsome Sam ( Scott Irwin),  the architect who originally designed Donna’s taverna is charismatic and engaging with a glorious voice. His silences and stillness are emotionally packed in his Knowing Me Knowing You and SOS.” – Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

 “This production of MAMMA MIA is a delightful chance to revel in some strong performances and fun big cast song and dance numbers.” – Jade Kops, Broadway World


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Ticket Prices

Riverside Members
30 Club $30
Non-Members $49
School Groups $35
Groups 10+ $47
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY - PREMIUMRiverside Members Adults $57
Riverside Members Concession $52
Non-Members Adults $62
Non-Members Concession $57
Non-Members Youth 30&U $57
Riverside Members Adults
Riverside Members Concession $42
Non-Members Adults $52
Non-Members Concession $47
Non-Members Youth 30&U $47
Groups 10+ $47
Riverside Members Adults
Riverside Members Concession $55
Non-Members Adults $65
Non-Members Concession $60
Non-Members Youth 30&U $60
Riverside Members Adults
Riverside Members Concession $45
Non-Members Adults $55
Non-Members Concession $50
Non-Members Youth 30&U $50
Groups 10+ $50

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