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Björn from Abba’s immersive experience ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ is finally coming to London

Andrzej Lukowski
Last year, it was announced that Björn Ulvaeus’s ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ – a sort of immersive dining experience loosely spun off on the hit Abba musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ – was coming to the Waterloo area soon.

Then people living in the Waterloo area kicked off about it, being not unreasonably wary of 500-plus retsina’d-up revellers stumbling out into their neighbourhood nightly.

No such problem at its projected new home: a chunk of the O2 will now be converted into ‘Nikos Taverna’, a dedicated immersive restaurant venue, notionally on Skopelos, the island that the film version of ‘Mamma Mia!’ was shot on. It'll be a clone of a version of which has been packing ’em in in Stockholm for three years now (pictured). Ulvaeus conceived of the show as a sort of conceptual after-party to ‘Mamma Mia!’ itself, and while it’s not likely that you could literally make it down after the actual West End show, the odds are you can while away a pleasant afternoon with the two films and a bottle of ouzo before hitting the docklands for a night of immersive theatre, Mediterranean food, and, inevitably, Abba karaoke.

We are assured that it’s definitely happening this time, and that tickets will go on sale this autumn for a run starting next spring.

Sign up for ticketing here 
‘Mamma Mia!’ is currently booking at the Novello Theatre, until Mar 2.
Think you know more about Abba than the stars of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again? Catch our video below.


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