Win tickets to MAMMA MIA!

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Hippodrome, Bristol, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

THERE are currently more productions of MAMMA MIA! playing around the world than any other musical.Weston's ABBA fans will not miss out as the worldwide smash hit international tour visits The Bristol Hippodrome for a nine-week run from November 30-February 2.MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 30 million people all over the globe and is inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs. Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds on a Greek island paradise.On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they visited 20 years ago.The production features 22 of Abba's hits including Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, I Have A Dream, Knowing Me, Knowing You and The Winner Takes It All.Producer Judy Craymer was first inspired to create a musical using the music of ABBA to tell an original story in 1987.Since its stage premier in 1999, MAMMA MIA! has gone on to gross over £2 billion worldwide at the box office and globally, over 17,000 people see the show every night.A legacy of extraordinary songs and worldwide record sales of over 360 million have ensured ABBA a lasting popularity. The group had nine number one singles in the UK and nine number one albums, with ABBA GOLD remaining one of the biggest selling music albums of all-time.To date, only the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Madonna have been more successful than ABBA in the UK.Tickets, priced from £12.50, are available from the Ticketmaster on 0870 607 7500 or visit: www.bristolhippo drome.org.uk* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer one lucky reader the chance to each win a pair of top price tickets to see MAMMA MIA! on December 4 at 7.30pm. To enter, please answer the following question: What is the name of the island on which the tale of MAMMA MIA! unfolds?* Closes: 9am on November 27. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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