Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream start date confirmed for new TV show

A start date has been confirmed for new musical theatre talent show Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream.

Zoe Ball will be at the helm of ITV1 and ITVX’s new theatrical competition, searching for two performers to star in Mamma Mia! in the West End.

Alongside Zoe, the esteemed panel of judges includes comedian and TV personality Alan Carr, singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, Olivier Award-winner Amber Riley and West End star Samantha Barks.

A group of contestants dancing
Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream: SR1: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Desmonda, Leah, Stephanie, Maddy, Stevie and Maisie. Credit: ITV/Thames

Each judge will contribute their distinctive expertise, from comedic flair to insightful understanding of performing for a West End audience.

Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream start date

The new series launches on Sunday, 22 October at 6PM.

You’ll be able to watch on ITV1 and online via ITVX.

This series embarks on a quest to uncover two emerging stars of musical theatre who will embody the pivotal roles of Sophie and Sky in the West End cast of Mamma Mia.

Set against the enchanting backdrop of the idyllic Greek islands, viewers will be treated to an up-close view as contestants undergo judging and mentorship by guest industry luminaries. Engaging workshops, masterclasses, and captivating performances will shape their journey as they vie for these coveted roles.

The competition reaches its grand crescendo with a live and dazzling finale broadcast from a renowned West End theatre in London. Here, two victors will seize the spotlight and earn the coveted parts of Sophie and Sky in Mamma Mia!, slated to grace the 25th-anniversary production at the Novello Theatre.

This unparalleled opportunity allows them to star in one of the world’s most celebrated musicals as it marks its 25th anniversary on the 6th of April, 2024.

Set on a Greek island paradise, Mamma Mia! cleverly tells a story of love, friendship and identity through the timeless songs of ABBA. The production first premiered in the West End in 1999.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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