Ready for the ultimate Mamma Mia! experience? Well, London is going to be getting an ABBA-inspired restaurant with tons of Mamma Mia! songs and they include diners to sing along. It’s being known as an “immersive theatrical dining experience,” or formally, MAMMA MIA! The Party experience. It will take place at The O2 Arena.
The restaurant is apparently going to be a recreation of a taverna on the island of Skopelos, where most of the film was actually shot. Similar to that of Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC, diners will be treated to a live show by the people who work there, except it’s all ABBA music!
The actual taverna is called Nikos’ Taverna and will consist of accommodations for up to 500 guests, incredible Mediterranean food, and plenty of scenery that will give you vibes straight from the film. Nikos and his family at the restaurant are in charge of providing the live entertainment, but don’t be surprised if they hand you the microphone during dinner!
There is already a MAMMA MIA! The Party experience located in Stockholm, which opened in 2016. It has held three consecutive years of completely sold-out shows. This location, however, is not due to open until Spring 2019.
Björn Ulvaeus, a member of the musical group ABBA, has commented on the new London experience. He said, “We have long admired The O2 and the huge entertainment success it has become under the ownership and management of AEG… We believe bringing MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY to The O2 will add to this already vibrant cultural destination and provide the perfect location for our exciting new show.”
Vice President and General Manager of The O2, John Langford, also shared his thoughts on the upcoming opening of the new venture. He said, “To be hosting the MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY experience at The O2 is a real honour. It perfectly complements the outstanding live performances, events and the dynamic variety of entertainment all available under our world-famous roof.”
Tickets go on sale this fall for the Mamma Mia! extravaganza. You can purchase them here.
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