Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley will join the London cast of MAMMA MIA! as the roles of Sophie and Sky.
The leading roles were cast through the ITV show MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream, with Stevie and Tobias securing the winning spot and the famous roles in the West End production.
Each week on the TV show, Stevie and Tobias, along with the other theatre star hopefuls, were put through a series of challenging paces with workshops, masterclasses and performances by no other than MAMMA MIA!’s legendary choreographer Anthony Van Laast and the show’s musical maestro Martin Lowe. Each week the performers were judged by Alan Carr, Jessie Ware, Amber Riley and Samantha Barks, who had creator and global producer of MAMMA MIA!, Judy Craymer as their mentor.
After weeks of whittling down the theatre star hopefuls, it was down to the great British public to decide who of the four finalists would take the prize, with host Zoe Ball revealing Stevie and Tobias as the worthy winners in the show-stopping final, live from The Novello Theatre on Sunday 10th December.
Judy Craymer said, “After their extraordinary performances on ITV’s hit series MAMMA MIA! I Have A Dream, I cannot wait to see Stevie and Tobias make their debut at the Novello Theatre on 29 January. The stakes were high, but they both completely shone throughout the competition and dazzled both the judges and the public to win their respective roles in our musical. I am super excited to welcome them to the MAMMA MIA! family and celebrate this incredibly special year.”
Stevie and Tobias will join the London cast of MAMMA MIA! led by Mazz Murray as Donna, Kate Graham as Tanya, Nicola-Dawn Brook as Rosie, Haydn Oakley as Sam, Christopher Dickins as Harry and Stephen Beckett as Bill, with Natalie Langston returning from maternity leave on 22 January and playing Donna at certain performances. Also in the cast are Jessie Odeleye as Ali, Olivia Brookes as Lisa, Chay Wills as Eddie and Arcangelo Ciulla as Pepper.
The cast also includes Aaron Archer, Amy Barker, Matthew Barrow, John-Paul Birss, Daniel J Brian, Sinéad Courtney, Izzy Cross, Ellis Dackombe, Lauren Dawes, Léa Desjacques, Lawrence Guntert, Samantha Ivey, Jennie Jacobs, Luke Jasztal, Nicole Lupino, Flyn Mullins, Hayley-Jo Murphy, Bradley Perret, Jacob Ritzema and Ella Tweed.
Stevie Doc graduated from Arts Educational Schools in 2023 and will be making her professional and West End debut in MAMMA MIA!.
Tobias Turley graduated from the Guildford School of Acting and has since appeared in Heathers The Musical (The Other Palace), West Side Story (Ljubljana Festival), Giovanni Pernice: Made In Italy (UK Tour), Sleeping Beauty (Mansfield), The Nutcracker (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Magic of Animation and Carousel in Concert (both West End Does at Cadogan Hall).
Since premiering in London in 1999, the irresistible feelgood musical has captured the hearts of millions around the globe. The sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island idyll, all unfolding to the magic of ABBA’s timeless pop masterpieces, has now been seen live on stage by over 65 million people across the world and turned into two record-breaking movies – MAMMA MIA! The Movie and MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again.
MAMMA MIA’s home is at London’s Novello Theatre, and this year on the 6th April 2024 they will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
MAMMA MIA! is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.