MAMMA MIA! AND BCRF: A PARTNERSHIP FOR LIFE

True Rock Chick Carolyn Murphy proudly supports
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In October 2011, BCRF will award $36.5 million to more than 185 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and China. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. BCRF has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and an "A+" from The American Institute of Philanthropy.

MAMMA MIA!'s close connection with BCRF was the result of a chance mid-air meeting between the hit musical's creator, producer Judy Craymer and the charity's founder Evelyn Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies Inc. 'We met in the Spring of 2001 on a transatlantic flight, and got talking. It turned out that Evelyn had seen MAMMA MIA! in London and loved it. I was delighted that she wanted to hold a BCRF fundraising event involving MAMMA MIA!'. The Rock Chick Supremo T-shirt was the result.

In October 2011, to celebrate 10 dazzling years on Broadway, MAMMA MIA! launched the new Rock Chick Supremo T-shirt to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At last year's BCRF Symposium where Judy was honoured with BCRF's Humanitarian Award, Judy met with cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, also a recipient of the Award. Their shared interest in BCRF led them to design and produce the new Rock Chick Supremo T-shirt. The pretty white, pink and silver T-shirt is made from 100% soft organic cotton and raises awareness and generates income for BCRF.

The phrase 'Rock Chick Supremo' is a quote from the script of the show, and perfectly sums up the spirit of MAMMA MIA!, a story with women at its heart. The production is embraced and loved by women of all ages worldwide and has so far raised nearly $1 million for BCRF.

Judy Craymer says 'Breast cancer is predominantly a female health issue, although it affects both men and women in so many ways. We hope the T-shirt can carry on generating this much-needed funding for research.' 'MAMMA MIA! has been a true and loyal friend of the Foundation, and we treasure our association with this magnificent and uplifting show.' Evelyn Lauder adds.

For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org

The Rock Chick Supremo T-shirt is available at the MAMMA MIA! Shops.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MAMMA MIA! LONDON PERFORMANCES

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy MAMMA MIA!. We are cancelling all London performances until 31 May 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government.

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

As you can imagine, we have an unprecedented number of ticket orders which we are processing in strict date order of performance. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May 2020 but please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. We will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into the Novello Theatre as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

Up to date as of: 8th April 2020.