Marvelous Mamma Mia

The Senior School took everyone by storm this term with their own adaptation of Mamma Mia! The film and West End musical was based on the songs by the infamous pop group ABBA in the 1970s. Despite their age, the music is still popular and St Andrews students, young and old, were captivated by the catchy tunes and lyrics.

Senior school students mentally transported the audience to the Greek Island of Kalokairi (meaning summer) and took on the roles of bride-to-be Sophie, her fiancée Sky, her mother Donna and their extended friends and family. The story is told mostly through the music, with roof raising hits including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Super Trouper’ and ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You.

There were outstanding performances from Alexina Njoroge, Kavisa Katiku, Jason Cowan, Gloria Tergat, Joy Onyango, Margaret Kihara and Ayo Kosoko. Shiko Mucai and Muthoni Katiku sang their hearts out as ‘Sophie’, giving us an insight in to the struggles of a kind, naïve and impulsive young women, making her way in a confusing and complicated world.

The Director, Claire Scott, praised the whole cast, saying they performed with passion and professionalism. She thanked everyone who helped make this possible, including the musical team, lighting and backstage. She added, “this show has been lots of fun! They were an incredibly talented cast who have made each rehearsal a joy to attend”.