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Mamma Mia will live on – later in the year

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The Mamma Mia cast and crew, in their final photo before the production was postponed. Photo: Paul Beutel

Bundaberg Players Inc has come to the heart wrenching decision to “mothball” their sell out production of Mamma Mia.

Bundaberg Players’ President Nigel Dick said it was a decision that wasn’t made lightly, but was made in the best interests of members and patrons.

“The health and safety of our cast, crew and audiences is our most important priority,” Nigel said.

“With the current coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone our production of Mamma Mia!. 

“We hope that audiences, especially our subscribers, will understand the difficult decision we have had to make and know we have made it for the very best of reasons – for their safety.”

The Playhouse stage will remain in darkness for at least the next three months.

Thanks to patrons for patience and understanding

“This decision is hugely disappointing for cast members and technical teams who have been working on the Production since last December, and we thank patrons for their patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging development.”

“We certainly didn’t want to cancel the production and are currently in negotiations to reschedule the production later in the year.”

“Obviously, this will not suit all patrons who have purchased tickets for one of ‘Mamma Mia’s’ 12 performances, but our committee is hopeful patrons will support the Playhouse Theatre’s best efforts to simply re-assign purchased tickets for a later date. 

Those patrons who would prefer a refund should write to [email protected], and box office staff (all volunteers) will contact them as soon as possible.

“This is unprecedented in Bundaberg Players’ history but we know we’ve made the right decision for the health and safety of everyone.” This is a constantly evolving situation and the theatre will continue to post the latest information on their website.

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