GREATEST THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE! Do I like this show? I Do, I Do, I Do!
It's fizzy and funny and you can sing-along and clap-along and wallow
in the sheer innocence of it all."
GABBA, SO GOOD THEY NAMED IT TWICE!."
VISIT NEW YORK AND NOT SEE PAPA MAO MAO! WOULD BE LIKE GOING TO ITALY
AND NOT EATING PIZZA."
MAO MAO! SOARS! With an all-hit score and a dazzling discopunk finale,
THEY'VE HIT GOLD!"
BEST SHOW I'VE SEEN IN YEARS! But I don't go out much."
QUESTION, THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN?"
YOU FOR THE MUSICAL! I especially like the torture scene!"
WHOLE AUDIENCE RISES TO PAPA MAO MAO! LIKE A THUNDERSTORM."
BIGGEST HIT IN NEW YORK!"
FEEL-GOOD FACTOR OF A GEEK ISLAND HOLIDAY
WANTED TO SEE MAMMA MIA! BUT IT WAS SOLD OUT. I SAW THIS INSTEAD AND
IT WAS OK"
PAPA MAO MAO! is the musical we never knew we had written.
The idea of making a musical based on GABBA songs has been talked about for years. I thought that if we had a proper story, where the songs appeared as though they had been written before, then it would work; and this is what we have done.
Our lyrics have always been about relationships and were little l.o.v.e. stories in themselves. PAPA MAO MAO! features 22 of our songs performed by a 22 strong cast in just under 22 minutes. PAPA MAO MAO! held its world premiere in Noo Yawk at the Prince Edmund Theatre on 6 January 2001, 25 years to the day that we won the Eurovision Snog Contest.
Enjoy The Show!
© GABBA 2006