Theatre News: Mamma Mia Could Close After 21 Years

The cast and crew of Mamma Mia have been “let go” amid news that the show is set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The show’s closure has come after news from the government that social distancing will continue through to November, with no date yet on when safety guidelines will be lifted for indoor performances.

The news of the show’s closure came after a series of tweets circulating regarding the release of contracts and cast members.

In a statement to The Stage, a spokesperson said: “Now that the government has delayed reopening of theatres without social distancing, and has said that they will not discuss future plans until November 2020 at the earliest, we have sadly had to release everyone from their contracts.”

After much speculation, it is still unclear on whether or not the show will close indefinitely. However it is looking like more shows will have to permanently close without the governments support.

As the West End’s longest-running jukebox musical, we really hope that the London does not have to remain “blue since the day we parted”.

Words by Neve Gordon-Farleigh.


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