Mamma Mia! The Party heads for The O2

An immersive theatrical and dining experience based on the Mamma Mia! film and musical will launch next year at The O2 in London.

Mamma Mia! The Party will open in late spring 2019, with tickets going on sale this autumn.

Created by executive producer and original Abba member Björn Ulvaeus and producer Ingrid Sutej in Stockholm three years ago, the experience is based on the Greek taverna featured in the first film.

One of the venues in The O2 is being converted into Nikos’ Taverna, and guests will be seated at tables in the courtyard.

While the story of Nikos and his family plays out in front of them, an audience of about 500 people will be served Mediterranean food and drink – and have the opportunity to dance along to Abba songs.

Ulvaeus said: “We have long admired The O2 and the huge entertainment success it has become under the ownership and management of AEG.

“We believe bringing Mamma Mia! The Party to The O2 will add to this already vibrant cultural destination and provide the perfect location for our exciting new show.”

John Langford, vice president and general manager of The O2, said, “To be hosting the Mamma Mia! The Party experience at The O2 is a real honour. It perfectly complements the outstanding live performances, events and the dynamic variety of entertainment all available under our world-famous roof.”

Pictured is Mamma Mia! The Party in Stockholm, by Dewynters.