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Abba’s immersive theatre and dining sensory overload experience coming to London

By | Published on Tuesday 4 September 2018

Mamma Mia! The Party

First it was a song. Then it was a stage musical. Then it was a film. Then it was somehow another fucking film. Now you can experience ‘Mamma Mia’ while eating food! Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus is bringing his ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ experience to London.

Seriously, do you like eating food under bright flashing lights, while loud music is blasted around you and there’s some half-baked story being told that you’re supposed to be following? Then this is for you. So exciting it got Abba to reunite when it first opened in Stockholm in 2016, the whole dizzying spectacle of ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ will open under the O2 Dome next spring.

The whole thing will take place in a room made up to look like a Greek taverna. A large Greek taverna mind, as there’ll be space for up to 500 people to sit at tables. Guests will be served up Mediterranean food while the story of restaurant owner Nikos and his family unfolds around them. There will be many Abba songs. You will be encouraged to sing along with them. Someone might dance on your table. There’ll be laughter, tears and other assorted empty emotions. Booze will be dished out to help you get through the ordeal.

I don’t know how much this is going to cost, but in Sweden the cheapest ticket is £115 and it’s been repeatedly sold out ever since it opened. For an extra 50 quid you get a welcome drink and a meet and greet with the cast. As I said, booze will help.

Whatever the London price, you can sign up to get access to tickets as soon as they go on sale via the show’s website. Here’s a trailer to show you what you’re letting yourself in for: