Sandi Toksvig will adapt the story for the Mamma Mia! spin-off show when it opens at the O2 in London next year.
The writer and broadcaster will adapt Calle Norlen, Roine Soderlundh and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ original story into English for the immersive theatrical and dining experience, Mamma Mia! The Party.
The show has been running in Stockholm since 2016.
Set in a Greek taverna, Mamma Mia! The Party will take place in a venue within the O2 which is being adapted by Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins.
It will seat 500 audience members, who will experience the show alongside a Mediterranean meal.
The show has been created by Abba’s Ulvaeus, with producer Ingrid Sutej, and features music and lyrics by Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.
Toksvig said of her involvement: “This has been a dream job – writing this adaptation mainly because I want to go to it myself and I got to hang out with the legend that is Bjorn.”
Mamma Mia! The Party previews from August 29, 2019, and opens on September 19.
It will be directed by Soderlundh, with set by Bengt Froderberg, costumes by Annsofi Nyberg, lighting by Patrick Woodroffe and sound by Gareth Owen.