Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 15

SOLD OUT 7.30pm Saturday 30 MarchSS_POPUP_85x136
Ol Parker, who wrote and directed the film, will be present to introduce the film and give a short talk afterwards, recounting some of his experiences in making the film and his encounters with its stars.

Location: Radwinter Church

DIRECTOR Ol Parker
CAST Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Cher, Meryl Streep

Enjoy more Greek sunshine and ABBA magic as Sophie finds out more about her mother’s young life and her three dads.

Ten years after the original took the world by storm, we invite you to enjoy more toe-tapping ABBA hits and glorious Greek sunshine. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant and wondering how she will cope. Struggling to run her mother’s villa, she finds out more about Donna’s past – how she started up the villa, met each of Sophie’s dads and coped as a single mum. But the present is full of surprises as Sophie’s grandmother (the one and only Cher) turns up uninvited. Book early for more Mamma Mia magic!
(2018 UK/USA 114 mins)

With its all-star cast (Streep! Firth! Brosnan!), relentless kitsch, and all-killer ABBA soundtrack, Mamma Mia! might just be the The Godfather of so-camp-it’s-classic jukebox musicals. Kudos, then, to writer-director Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) for pitching the cleverly titled sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as its The Godfather Part II — part sequel reuniting the original cast, part prequel recounting the summer that first brought Meryl Streep’s Donna to Kalokairi, Greece. In its best moments, Parker recaptures the original’s free-wheeling joy and energy … You’ll cackle at Christine Baranski’s crackling dialogue, cry when Meryl sings ‘My Love, My Life’, and when all is said and done you might even be tempted to go again. Ben Travis, Empire

Tickets also for sale locally from Sue Bright, Frogs Croft, Radwinter, Essex CB10 2TQ. (Tel: 01799 599396; email: sue@branfield.com)

BBFC advice: Contains mild sex references
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