Behind the scenes with the Olivier Audience Award hopefuls
We go backstage with the West End plays and musicals in the running for this year's BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at the 2014 Olivier Awards
A young woman trying to determine the identity of her father through the medium of Abba songs isn’t the most obvious storyline for a West End musical. Yet somehow ‘Mamma Mia!’ has become one of the world’s best-loved shows, having been performed everywhere from Sao Paulo to Shanghai, Manila to Mexico City, in 14 different languages. The production is currently whipping audiences into a Swedish pop-fuelled frenzy at the Novello Theatre. Charlotte Wakefield, who recently played the role of Sophie (now played by Emma Crossley) sneaked Time Out into the backstage area to talk us through some of the flamboyant costumes and significant props.