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Mama Mia! Cast Falling Like Flies
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Apparently Shanghai's weather is not favourable for the performance of the blockbuster musical Mama Mia!.

In a cruel twist of fate, the shows three main cast members have all been struck down with illness. This meant the cancelling of their fifth show last night at Shanghai's Grand Theatre.

Caught out unexpectedly, the musical's European production company, Little Star, said they hadn't encountered a similar situation before. The company is famous for its professionalism, from stage design, costume management to the catering services for its actors.

To ensure the ongoing performance of the musical, substitute main actors are flying out from London today, according to source with the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

In order to give Beijing audience a successful show, Zhongyan or the China Art and Entertainment Group, the musical's Beijing promoter, said they will assist Little Star in providing additional medical support. A total of eight physicians are on standby to safeguard the health of the actors.
(CRI.cn July 12, 2007)

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