Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mamma Mia... I want to go again, my my...

I want to see the stage version of Mamma Mia every day for the rest of my life!

I am not exaggerating.

I loved every single wonderous, joyous moment of it yesterday and I would have been ready to come back and see the evening performance last night.

Some might think it a cheesy, tiresome, musical attack on the senses (I'm talking about you DB), a musical equivalent of a bag of Twisties and just as good for you, but I found it a little slice of heaven.

The beautiful simple set design, the delicious costumes, the actors (especially Lara Malcahy as Rosie) and, of course, the songs. Aaaahhhh, the songs. [It is worth noting that The Winner Takes It All sound so different to the ears of a middle aged woman when sung by a middle aged woman. What a heart squeezing song it is.]

The last bit. The last bit is pure fun. Jumping up and dancing and singing with the cast. Floating out of the auditorium on a cloud of joy and adrenalin.

Thank you for the music, indeed.


Fiona said...

Oh, why didn't you ask me to go? I am a tragic too! Nearly got tickets in Times Square in August, but thought better about putting R through it!! Clearly not a tragic!!

Kath Lockett said...

I went to see it in Melbourne ten years ago and loved it. Saw the movie and loved it. Got the DVD and watched with Sapphire who loved it.

Next step is to take Sapph to the live musical... she'll LOVE it.

Julia said...


(Sorry for getting off the phone quickly, I have to accept all calls that come through on my stupid phone - but have fun tonight and I want to hear ALL about it! Mmm...)

Love you! x