Antony Costa of boyband Blue has joined the cast of Mamma Mia! The Party at the O2.
The award-winning singer-songwriter and actor, who is Greek Cypriot on his father’s side, began performances on 31 August in the role of Nikos who co-runs Nikos Taverna on the Greek island of Skopelos, where most of the exteriors for Mamma Mia! the movie were shot.
Antony, 42, is no stranger to the stage, having starred in theatre productions of Rock of Ages, Blood Brothers and Aladdin, but this role will lean heavily on his Greek heritage.
He told BBC London, “The old man taught me a few Greek moves back in the day.”
Mamma Mia! The Party has been created by Abba’s own Bjorn Ulvaeus and the English book was written by comedian Sandi Toksvig.
Speaking about joining the production, Antony said: “I am thrilled to have been given such a unique opportunity to be a part of Mamma Mia! The Party. Being a massive Abba fan myself, I cannot wait to get stuck into such a fun project and immerse myself into the world that Bjorn Ulvaeus and Sandi Toksvig have so masterfully crafted. See you in the taverna.”
The theatrical dining experience is filled with singing and dancing and takes place over the course of four hours, culminating in a 1970s disco where audience members are encouraged to sing along to Abba’s greatest hits.
Antony is joined by a host of new cast members, including Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah from Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and Jacob Dachtler from Halls The Musical.
During the production, a four-course feast is served that incorporates traditional dishes, including a classic Greek salad.
Mamma Mia! The Party originally opened in Stockholm in January 2016 and next year marks the 50th anniversary of Abba’s winning performance of Waterloo at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
The production will run until 3 March 2024 at The O2 London arena.
So what are you waiting for? Book your table and feel transported to the island of Skopelos to dance, dine and have the time of your life!
Leave your cares at the door and be welcomed as honoured guests by Nikos and his family. Step into Skopelos as you discover a warm, romantic, and funny story performed all around you. Experience all this alongside a live soundtrack brimming with your favourite ABBA hits including Mamma Mia!, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, Waterloo, SOS, When I Kissed the Teacher and many more. Plan your getaway with family and friends to MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY for the ultimate Greek holiday experience to remember.
With Greek cuisine, like all Mediterranean food, if you give it love you’ll get love in return.
MEZE – To get you going, the table will be served with a traditional Greek mezze of breads, dips and olives.
STARTERS – The iconic Greek salad with fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese and onions all drizzled with olive oil and garnished with torn basil leaves. For vegan guests, the Greek salad comes with vegan feta.
MAINS – Confit lamb shoulder and slow cooked beef served with roasted garlic potatoes, courgettes peperonata, romesco and aromatic jus. Vegetarian and vegan guests are presented with roasted cauliflower with a lemon-herb dressing and stuffed tomato with lentil ragout.
DESSERTS – A sumptuous Greek lemon cake served with confit orange skin and citrus yoghurt. Vegan guests will enjoy loukoumades, delicious dough balls accompanied by a sweet fig jam.
Tier A Savour the magic of Skopelos while seated in the lower-terraces and courtyard. Each guest will receive a welcome drink, a delicious four-course Greek meal, full access to the Mamma Mia! The Party show, and an invite to enjoy an ABBA disco after the show.
Tier B Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings from the upper terrace and balconies. Each guest will receive a welcome drink, a delicious four-course Greek meal, full access to the Mamma Mia! The Party show, and an invite to enjoy an ABBA disco after the show.
VIP Package The VIP package takes your experience to the next level. It includes a glass of champagne on arrival, half a bottle of Nikos’ house wine, and a Mamma Mia! The Party merchandise party pack.
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