Mamma Mia! Charlton’s Abba musical can’t go ahead unless men come forward

Mamma Mia film promo pic
Want to follow in the footsteps of these chaps?

The new Charlton Village Theatre group is planning to stage the Abba musical Mamma Mia! in November to raise funds to help restore the roof of Charlton House. Their auditions on Sunday went well – but not enough men turned up.

And without men to fill the roles, there can be no musical. GWEN ZAMMIT appeals for help…

Mamma Mia! needs some more fellas please. We still have to find two dads for Sophie, aged 40+. They are not very big parts and are mostly one-liners. We also need two friends of Sky, Sophie’s bridegroom, 18+. Again not massive parts.

We attempt to not waste people’s time at rehearsals and try to plan so you either do not have to attend every rehearsal or you are only needed for a specific time.

Our “crowd” is also a bit small. We need even more males as well as a few more females for singing in the chorus.

Without the above, we cannot start the production because, although small, they are key parts. So come on please help us out – you will have fun! The four performances are scheduled for November 26th, 27th and 28th at The Assembly Rooms, The Village, Charlton. Dress rehearsal: Sunday, 21st November for everyone.

Please ‘bell’ me on 020 8856 7373 if you want to know more ASAP. Thanks.


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Want to star in Mamma Mia? Open auditions taking place this Sunday

Mamma Mia! promo image
You might want to brush up with the film version…

Remember we mentioned plans to stage the Abba musical Mamma Mia! at the Assembly Rooms in Charlton Village? We’ve just been told that open auditions are taking place this Sunday at 5pm, at the very same Assembly Rooms.

GWEN ZAMMIT, who is putting the show together, writes…

We need, please:

  • 3 older ladies to act and sing
  • 3 older men to act and sing
  • Dancers/Singers 18 and over
  • 3 younger ladies to act and sing
  • 3 younger men to act and sing
  • Plus we also need to cover a few minor parts as well.
  • Candidates can sing an Abba song featured in the script and will be accompanied by our Musical Director.

We are a friendly bunch, so I am hoping whoever joins us will have a good time. Rehearsal times maybe a Friday, Monday or Tuesday evening or a Sunday pm. Depending on the availability of the hall and performers. The actual performances are: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November 2021.

A compulsory dress rehearsal on Sunday, 21st November. Not everyone will need to attend all the rehearsals to start with as we will rehearse in sections.

For more information, call Gwen on 020 8856 7373.


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Mamma Mia! Can you help Charlton’s newest drama group put on the Abba musical?

Charlton Assembly Rooms
Charlton Assembly Rooms (photo: Neil Clasper)

The Charlton Assembly Rooms is the new home of SE7’s newest drama group – The Charlton Village Players.

Founded by Gwen Zammit – who campaigned to save the Assembly Rooms in the 1970s – the group has been set up to raise money for community projects.

Its debut production will be Mamma Mia! – with all profits going to the fund to restore Charlton House’s roof.

But they need lots of volunteers when the show takes place in November. They need people to help as stage workers (they have a stage manager), putting up the lighting, make-up, costumes, arranging chairs, providing refreshments, making bookings, collecting tickets at the door, showing customers to their seats, and more besides.

Once the volunteers are in place, auditions will take place so rehearsals can begin.

Can you help? Email Gwen on gwenzammit[at]yahoo.co.uk.

Just down the hill, another amateur dramatics group, the Alexandra Players are back in action this week, with tickets for An Evening with the Alexandra Players on sale now.


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