‘Mamma Mia’ is the hilarious, smash-hit musical that uses hits from famous Swedish band ABBA to tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This popular jukebox musical first debuted in London in April 1999 where it was very well-received. Following the success of the UK production, ‘Mamma Mia’ opened on Broadway in October 2001. A film adaptation of the musical starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters was released in 2008 bringing even more popularity to the musical, popularity that has been maintained to this day.
The story unfolds on a fictional, sunny Greek island where we meet Sophie, a young bride-to-be who is planning her dream wedding. Part of this dream involves her father walking her down the aisle, but there’s a problem… she does not know who he is. Donna, her mother and former lead singer of a 1970’s pop group called Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, leading Sophie to attempt to find out for herself. After discovering an old diary that belonged to her mother, Sophie finds three possibilities. She decides to secretly invite all three men to her wedding, behind her mother’s back, hoping to know who her biological father is the moment she sees him. However, when all three show up, things are not as clear as Sophie expected!
‘Dancing Queen’ is one of the most famous and iconic songs from the hit group ABBA and the ‘Mamma Mia’ musical. Donna, upset following the discovery of the arrival of her three exes, reminisces about her past and the person she used to be when she was younger. In an effort to cheer Donna up and encourage her that she can still be that girl, her best friends Rosie and Tanya, her former Donna and the Dynamos bandmates, sing this song. Another version of ‘Dancing Queen’ as also performed as an encore.
Inspired by the purple set lighting during this song, the iconic silver go-go boots worn by Donna and the Dynamos and including a glittery star in each of their signature colours, this pin is the perfect way to celebrate all things ‘Mamma Mia’!
Find out more about Mamma Mia the Musical at www.mamma-mia.com