The countdown is on for the sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! which comes to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre from 1 – 12 March the world’s sunniest show is sure to leave audiences exhilarated and is the perfect theatre-pick-me-up.

Set on a Greek island paradise, this story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. There’s never been a better time to see this irresistibly funny show.

From West End to global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs. To date, it has been seen by over 65 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages, it’s the 8th longest running show in Broadway history and continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre.

Judy Craymer, Creator and Producer of Mamma Mia!, said: ‘We are overjoyed to announce that MAMMA MIA! is coming to Eastbourne as part of the UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since the show first opening in London’s West End. MAMMA MIA! is a truly heart-warming story and we can’t wait to celebrate the wonderful music of ABBA with the audiences of Eastbourne!’

With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and 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 and Bobby Aitken, musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

Mamma Mia! at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 March with nightly performances at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (no performances on 6 and 7 March) tickets priced from £32, to book call the Box Office 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk