UNLESS you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, the words Mamma Mia! are probably familiar.
The show (also given the Hollywood treatment with an all-star film) has toured 170 countries and performed to 42 million people – so you could say its a musical that needs no introduction.
And this week, it returns to Glasgow for a month-long residence at the Clyde Auditorium.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Well, it could be the soundtrack – a whirlwind ride through the hits of 70s icons Abba. After all, whether you’re seven or 70, you’re bound to know the words to Dancing Queen or Money Money Money.
It could also be the comical storyline – a young bride invites the three men who could be her father to the wedding, prompting a spate of unexpected and not-so-welcoming reunions with her mother.
And let’s not forget, it’s a show famous for bringing groups of female friends and family together in one big song and dance – perhaps perfect just as mother’s day approaches?
Of course, there’s also the romantic element – Sophie and Sky’s Greek island paradise wedding, and the inevitable will-they-won’t-they between mum Donna and one of her three ex-lovers.
And in this production, it may be even more obvious, as Donna and her leading man are played by husband and wife Richard Standing and Sara Poyzer.
Whatever the reason for booking a ticket, it’s sure to put a smile on your face – my, my, how can you resist?
n Mamma Mia! is on at the Clyde Auditorium from Saturday (March 5) until April 3. Tickets start at £15, available from 0844 395 4000.