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Mamma Mia is heading to Scarborough

The performances in Scarborough will celebrate 24 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999.

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! is heading to the Yorkshire coast next summer for its biggest ever outdoor season of shows.

The worldwide smash hit will play SIX performances under the stars at Scarborough Open Air Theatre from 14 – 18 June 2023 as part of the MAMMA MIA! UK & International Tour.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday November 4 via

With more than 30,000 tickets on sale this will be the shows largest outdoor run of shows to date and a brilliant return of live theatre to Scarborough OAT – the UK’s largest open air concert arena.

Audiences will fall in love with the irresistibly funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island idyll – all unfolding to the magic of ABBA’s timeless songs.

The performances in Scarborough will celebrate 24 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999.

To date, the show has been seen by more than 65 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. MAMMA MIA! became the eighth longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years.

Since premiering in London’s West End the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical has been turned into two record-breaking movies. Produced by Judy Craymer, MAMMA MIA! The Movie became the highest grossing live action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008. The second film, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, opened in July 2018 and is the most successful live musical movie sequel of all time.

With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.


  • Wednesday June 14 – 7.30pm
  • Thursday June 15 – 7.30pm
  • Friday June 16 – 7.30pm
  • Saturday June 17 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Sunday June 18 – 2.30pm