This weekend, artist Ulrikke Brandstorp (26) and the entire band played “Mamma Mia!” truly Their last performance together at Folketeateret.
According to the musical artist, ending the ABBA adventure was emotional.
– I cried a lot during the last show. We became very happy in each other after this period, and it was a very special time for stage play, Brandstorp told Dagbladet.
She notes that the Corona pandemic has played its part in putting sticks in the wheel of the entire cultural industry, but that this closure and restrictions have at the same time brought them closer together.
– We’ve supported each other during the lockdown, through illness and gone out to demonstrations together. In this way, we gained a unique unit and a common fighting spirit, says Brandstrup.
I thought it was over now. Until she saw a very surprising email in her inbox.
– He’s totally sick! In the email, they asked people if they had the opportunity to join a new round. I couldn’t believe my eyes, says a clearly beaming Brandstrup to Dagbladet.
Most people thought we were tired after we’d already played 166 shows, but I’m looking forward a lot, she adds.
Less than a year after the last performance, Brandstorp and the other main characters will compete again, when “Mamma Mia!” Held on a new tour in Folketeateret. The premiere will be in April next year.
Despite the pandemic, they can cheer an audience record. According to a press release from Scenekvelder, the production outperformed the previous “Mamma Mia” production ten years earlier, which at the time had become the “audience success of all time.”
Watch up to 215 thousand musicals during 166 shows, and now there will be a chance for more.
– That’s great fun! We still think there are many who haven’t seen the play yet, because the pandemic means we haven’t played as much as we’d hoped. So, we’re excited to be able to show it again next year, says Karianne Jæger, executive producer and owner of Scenekvelder AS, in the press release.
In addition to Brandstorp, who plays married to Sophie in the musical, the main roles consist of Karoline Krüger, Siren Jørgensen, Siw Anita Andersen, Håvard Bakke, Ingar Helge Gimle, Thomas Numme and Thomas Brasel.
Brandstorp is taking a much-anticipated vacation in Montenegro with her fiancé Oskar Nordberg (28 years old) when Dagbladet calls. Before countless ABBAs return to the call in April next year, the artist has several things on his “to-do list.”
– First of all, I will now have a really good vacation – I think I deserved it, she says and laughs.
– I promised a trip to Greece with my mother, and then the trip would go to the family in Tromsø, and the idea was also to see a few places where you could have a wedding, says the 26-year-old.
Brandstorp revealed that she and Nordberg were engaged on Instagram in May.
– Will he be outside?
– We wonder a little about it, yes, but is asked if he will be on a Greek island, so … I don’t think so. Then I can fast had become Sophie in “Mamma Mia,” Brandstorp jokes.
The 26-year-old is open about the fact that they aren’t stressing about planning the detail right yet.
– Now we’ll just enjoy sharing for a while, she says.
When the holiday is over, she also has some plans for her music career which was a bit “on hold” during the musical period.
“Working in musicals is so much fun, so when the holidays are over I have big plans to do some new music in the studio, and then I’m looking forward to walking around and playing at several venues,” says Brandstrup.
The rehearsal for the second round of performances is scheduled to begin near the premiere, as all the actors are already well acquainted with the performance.
Brandstorp will still make sure to keep “Mamma Mia” freshness in mind.
I think I should make a rule that the play should be watched every two months. She says excitedly that it was a good idea.
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