Mamma Mia!

Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts presents the Empire Theatres 2020 major production, Mamma Mia!

Featuring hit after hit from the incredible songs of ABBA including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me and The Winner Takes It All. MAMMA MIA tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!  MAMMA MIA is the perfect musical for the whole family.


Cast & Creatives

Creative Team & Cast

Creative Team

Director James Shaw  

James is one of Australias most versatile Music Theatre and Performing Arts professionals, with his career taking him around Australia and the world to Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

James was honored to be mentored by Broadway and international creatives, and has been responsible for the rehearsal and maintenance of International productions of Mamma Mia! and Chicago.

With experience in genres including Music Theatre, Opera and Concerts, James theatre credits include Wicked , RENT, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Titanic, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spring Awakening, Chicago, Mamma Mia!, and one of his favorite shows; Jekyll and Hyde with the late Rob Guest.

He has worked for companies including Nickelodeon, The Wiggles, and Smurfs Live, Tokyo Disney, Universal Studios Japan, The Lord Mayors Christmas Carols, Cunard, P&O and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Musical Director Craig Renshaw  

Craig Renshaw was most recently music director of Matt Ward Entertainment’s production of Wicked at Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast and is very pleased to return to The Empire Theatre for this production. He will be remembered for his banter and energetic conducting in the 2018 production of Essgee’s Pirates of Penzance.

Mr Renshaw's musical theatre repertoire practically reads as an A to Z of show titles: Aladdin, Amahl & the Night Visitors, Annie, Anything Goes, Beauty & the Beast, Brigadoon, Chess, Die Fledermaus, El Retablo de Maese Pedro, Evita, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Hired Man, Into the Woods, Jerry’s Girls, Kismet, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia!, Man of La Mancha, Mary Poppins, The Medium, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, The Producers, Romance/Romance, Shenanhoah, Showboat, Sunday in the Park with George, Titanic, Wicked and Zorba!.

Choreographer Tess Hill  

Tess Hill is a Brisbane based teacher, choreographer and director. Her credits include Into the Woods (Gold Coast Arts Centre – choreographer), Rent (Brisbane Powerhouse – choreographer and assistant director), Cabaret, A Cabaret (The Performers Studio – choreographer), This is Our Youth (Metro Arts – assistant director), Rent (QPAC – choreographer), Spring Awakening (Metro Arts - Assistant Director and assistant choreographer) Reagan Kelley (Metro Arts – Assistant Director), The Unreal Real Housewives of the Gold Coast (HOTA – Choreographer). 


Donna Sheridan Diana Holt
Sophie Sheridan Sophie Volp
Sam Carmichael Michael Escober
Harry Bright Trent Sellars
Bill Austin Tristan James
Sky James Taylor
Tanya Vicki Bravery
Rosie Gayle Dixon
Lisa Sophie Kleinschmidt
Ali Kate Hudson-James
Pepper Nicholas Joy
Eddie Joshua Rognoni
Ensemble Sophie McHardy
Ensemble Nicholas Wigan
Ensemble Ruby Crabtree-Spencer
Ensemble Rebecca Peake
Ensemble Gabriel Wighton
Ensemble Brendan Thomas
Ensemble Mary Quade
Ensemble Dave Pascoe
Ensemble Callie Gibbings
Ensemble Maddie Hargens
Ensemble Jessie Hintz
Ensemble Tania Sieres
Ensemble Jayden Blaxland
Ensemble Dominic Brennan
Ensemble Jackson Poole
Ensemble Chris Staples
Backstage Singer Emma Erdis
Backstage Singer Kelly Watts
Backstage Singer Sarah van Tricht
Backstage Singer Caitlin Nass
Backstage Singer Sarah Holcombe
Backstage Singer Joshua Poole
Backstage Singer Josh Brown
Backstage Singer David Hedges
Backstage Singer Richard Chiverrell