There are moments, when, in the dead of winter, I dream of the blue sea, the sand, and the soft warm breeze. I think of the Aegean Sea then – of Greece, of Santorini, and of Crete.
Mamma Mia! is a musical written by Catherine Johnson, based on the songs by a Swedish pop group ABBA. ABBA’s hits, such as “The winner takes it all”, “Super Trouper” or the title “Mamma Mia” made its way to the hearts of people around the world already in the 1970s.
The musical (first staged in Prince Edward Theatre, London in 1999) has stormed the world, having been produced in more than 40 countries. It was adapted for the screen in 2008, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried.
Trivia: Allegedly, the movie was made after Meryl Streep fell in love with the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!.
I don’t remember how many times I’ve seen the movie, each time having “the time of my life”, of course. My older son’s second birthday were in the “Mamma Mia” style, for example. He loved the song and danced to it every day. I remember there were at least three ABBA songs at my wedding reception – my friends dedicated “Super-Trouper” to me.
And there is Meryl Streep…I could watch her read yellow pages and it would be great. The plot, which you probably already know, seems very trivial at first – a young girl (Seyfried), who is about to get married, lives with her mother (Streep) on a small Greek island. She doesn’t know who her father is, but decides to invite to her wedding three potential candidates (her mum’s ex-boyfriends). It leads to a lot of Greek peripeteia, beautifully illustrated with ABBA’s songs. I don’t want to spoil too much for you here, if you haven’t seen it, but at the core of what seems to be a light-hearted comedy, there is a very serious question: “Can we embark on the most important journey of our life, not knowing our roots?”
I’ve called this selection of “Mamma Mia!” inspired objects “A solid base”. You will find even more inspiration on my Mamma Mia Pinterest board.
Which set is your favourite? Drop me a note in the comment box below or on my social media.
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Have some wonderful dreams this week.