ADVERTISED as the ultimate feel-good party, Mamma Mia! has taken over the Wales Millennium Centre.

Set on a Greek island paradise, a 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.

From the opening scene, the audience are whisked away to the beautiful Greek island and quickly shown how easy it is to integrate the ABBA songs into the narrative of the show.  While the set was minimal, the use of good lighting really conveyed the feel of a remote Greek island town. 

Show highlights included the performance of Money Money Money which showcased some outstanding choreography and the performance of Under Attack, alongside creative costumes within a superbly lit dream sequence.

Sara Poyzer was outstanding with her performance of The Winner Takes displaying just how good her vocal prowess is.

There were also strong performances from Louis Stockil as Pepper, Sam Robinson as Eddie plus Tim Walton, Christopher Hollis and Richard Standing were great as the three prospective fathers.

Mamma Mia continues at the Wales Millennium Centre until November 13

Rachel Howells