Björn Ulvaeus, the Swedish songwriter, former ABBA member and co-composer of the musical Mamma Mia, in cooperation with a Greek businessman, is about to revive the scenery of the movie filmed in 2008 in the Greek Sporades islands, inside a Greek-style tavern in Stockholm. The idea is to create a restaurant were actors and dancers will perform live on stage the musical’s hits. If the idea proves successful, Ulvaeus says he may proceed with his own chain of theme restaurants.
Mamma Mia, the musical, has been touring the world for the last fifteen years in 74 cities. When it was adapted to film (2008), the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos were chosen as setting for their unique scenery, with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried singing and dancing against a backdrop of crystal waters and lavish vineyards. The owners cannot vouch for the climate in Stockholm but they will certainly try for a warm ambiance inside.