Wednesday, May 6

Mamma Mia! Cast Changes

Mazz Murray and Gabriella Williams are joining the musical  Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre with effect from 8th June

Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, with  Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.

Also joining the cast will be Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie.

Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill. At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White.

Mazz Murray famously starred as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre for seven years. Her theatre credits also include: Maureen in the Rent (UK Tour), Fame (West End/UK Tour) and Smokey Joe’s CafĂ© (UK Tour).She is the daughter of songwriter Mitch Murray (who won two Ivor Novello Awards and wrote or co-wrote five UK and three US chart-topping records). She makes up one third of vocal group Woman, who have supported Earth Wind and Fire and Billy Ocean on their UK national tours.

Jo Napthine’s theatre credits include Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Urinetown (St James Theatre), Sister Act and The Sound of Music (London Palladium), The Woman in White (Palace Theatre), Jerry Springer – The Opera (National and Cambridge Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Victoria Palace Theatre) and Les MisĂ©rables (Palace Theatre).

Mamma Mia! marks Gabriella Williams’ West End debut. She will be graduating this summer from Arts Educational Schools. She is currently making her professional debut in Carrie at Southwark Playhouse. James Darch’s previous theatre work includes White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall) and Cats (UK Tour).

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