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Relaxed performance of Mamma Mia! to be staged in November

Dianne Pilkington and the West End cast of Mamma Mia! Photo: Brinkhoff-Mogenburg
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A ‘relaxed performance’ of West End musical Mamma Mia! is to be held in November.

The special performance, aimed at families with children who have autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs, is being organised by charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects in conjunction with the show’s producer, Judy Craymer.

MTP has a dedicated relaxed performance manager who – alongside trained staff and volunteers – will provide support to families who attend the event on November 26. Prior to seeing the show, families will be sent “support materials”, including an education pack that explores themes and characters in the musical.

Craymer said: “We are absolutely delighted to support this truly wonderful charity and have a special relaxed performance of Mamma Mia!. We are thrilled to be able to open our doors to these families, who would otherwise not consider taking their children to a West End show.”

She added: “I hope it is popular and we can make it a regular date in the show’s calendar.”

MTP previously arranged a relaxed performance of Shrek the Musical in May, 2012. It said it has a “long-term goal” to see “regular relaxed performances in the West End”.

Earlier this year the Apollo Theatre hosted a relaxed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Tickets for the relaxed performance of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre will start from £2.50 for children and £5 for adults.

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