Mamma Mia!

Synopsis: Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Year:
2008
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Sam and Harry both shout after the ferry they’ve just missed.

Harry:
Bugger!

Sam:
My sentiments exactly .

Sophie, Ali and Lisa go to Sophie’s room.

Lisa:
So, who is your dad? Sam, Bill or Harry?

Sophie:
I don’t know.

Ali:
But which one did you invite?

Sophie looks at them expressively.

Ali and Lisa:
Oh, my God!

Ali:
Do they know?

Sophie:
Would you write to a total stranger “Please come to my wedding, you might be my father”? No. They think that Mom sent the invites, and with what’s in here, no surprise they said yes!

All three:
# Honey, honey, how you thrill me

# Aha, honey, honey

# Honey, honey, nearly kill me

# Aha, honey, honey

# I’d heard about you before

# I wanted to know some more

# And now I’m about to see

# What you mean to me.

Back at the jetty on the mainland.

Harry:
I’m trying to get to Kalokairi. When’s the next ferry?

Sam:
Deftera.

Harry:
What?

Sam:
Monday.

Harry:
Bollocks!

Sam:
Yeah, my sentiments exactly. (Seeing Harry look at the invitation.) Bride or groom?

Harry:
Bride, although I’ve actually never met her.

Bill:
(From his boat.) Ahoy, there. You guys need a ride to Kalokairi?

Rosie and Tanya did catch the ferry.

Rosie:
Excuse me, coming through. I have a senior citizen with me. Thank you. My mother needs a perch.

Tanya:
Mother? We’re the same age.

Rosie:
Yeah. Well, parts of us are. Oh. A sailor.

A man on the boat offers then a drink.

Tanya:
No.

Rosie:
Efharisto.

Tanya:
Oh, he has your book!

Rosie:
Oh ...

Stavros:
Stavros, Stavros.

Rosie:
Stavros. (She signs the book.)

Tanya screams when she sees a large fish.

Rosie:
It’s just a fish.

Back in Sophie’s room.

Lisa:
You are so clever.

Ali:
We’re going to look fabulous tomorrow.

Sophie:
I want the perfect wedding, and I want my father to give me away.

Ali:
Better be a wide aisle.

Sophie:
I will know my father as soon as I see him.

Sky enters the room.

Lisa:
Sky! Come here, gorgeous.

Sky:
Put me down! I’m getting married tomorrow.

Sophie:
Please be careful.

Lisa:
So?

Sophie:
There are pins in the dresses.

Ali:
What do you think?

Sky:
Oh, yes!

Sophie:
“Oh, yes.” If you had your way, it’d be a three-minute wedding in jeans and T-shirts, washed down with a bottle of beer.

Sky:
You make me sound so unromantic! I just thought we should save our money for travelling.

Sophie:
Well, we’re not going anywhere yet. Anyway, please leave. We’re very, very busy.

Sky:
I’m just getting some props for tonight.

Ali and Lisa:
Ooh!

Sophie:
For his bachelor party.

Ali:
Why haven’t you told him you’ve invited your dads?

Sophie:
Because he would say that I’d have to tell my mom.

Lisa:
Donna’s absolutely gonna kill you when she finds out.

Sophie:
By the time she finds out, it’ll be too late. I feel like there’s a part of me missing, and when I meet my dad, everything will fall into place.

Bill, Sam and Harry are on Bill’s boat.

Bill:
More open!

Harry:
I’m on it. I’m on it.

Bill:
That’s good. That’s it.

Rosie and Tanya are getting off the ferry, where Donna is meeting them.

Rosie:
Come on, Cleopatra.

Tanya:
My shoe!

Donna:
Will you look at what the tide washed in?

Rosie:
For one night.

Tanya:
And one night only.

All three:
Donna and the Dynamos!

They all scream and hug.

Donna:
(To Tanya.) You, you look fantastic!

Tanya:
You look like an old hippie!

Rosie:
She looks fab.

Donna:
(Looking at Tanya’s breasts.) These are new, though. Where did you get these?

Rosie:
Husband number three!

All three:
Dynamos! Dynamite! Sleep all day and … (whooping noise) boom all night!

Tanya:
So, any men at this wedding? Gorgeous Greeks of independent means?

Rosie:
Here we go! Husband number four! He’s coming!

Tanya:
No! Not for me, for her! For her, now that her book is a bestseller, and she’s got the whole world stuffing, what, mushrooms? Various vegetables? It’s time to find Mr. Right!

Rosie:
Oh, please. Boring!

Donna:
Great couple of role models you two are for Sophie! A serial bride and a little hermit over here!

Rosie:
That’s me! I’m a lone wolf! (She howls like a wolf.) So, when are the lovebirds flying the nest?

Donna:
Oh, God! Who knows? You know, I do not know what’s going on in that child’s head sometimes. She wants a big white wedding, and she and Sky are making all kinds of plans for the hotel. Sometimes I think they’ll never leave.

Rosie:
Yeah, but do you really want her to?

Donna:
Well, I want what’s best for her. Of course not!

They are now back at the villa and Sky appears.

Donna:
Sky! Come meet my backup girls.

Rosie and Tanya:
Backup girls, my ass!

Donna:
He’s the leading man at tomorrow’s shindig.

Sky:
The lucky man.

Rosie:
Hello.

Sky:
You must be Rosie.

Rosie:
I am.

Sky:
How are you?

Rosie:
Very well.

Sky:
And you must be Tanya. I’ve heard so much about you.

Tanya:
All bad, I hope.

Sky:
Yes.

Donna:
And all true.

Sky:
Donna, here, let me get them.

Bill, Sam and Harry are still on the boat.

Harry:
I know who you are. You’re Bill Anderson, aren’t you? A Bloke in a Boat in Botswana.

Bill:
Yes, I am.

Harry:
You know, your books are a godsend on dull business trips. Now, I may look like I’m pondering my securities, but in reality, I’m trekking across some remote corner of the planet.

Bill:
Well, you should try it for real sometime.

Harry:
No, sadly, I’ll never be the spontaneous adventurer.

Sam:
You’re a close friend of Donna’s?

Bill:
No, I hadn’t heard from her for 20 years.

Sam:
Really?

Bill:
And then this invite, out of the blue.

Harry:
You know, that’s a coincidence, neither had I.

Bill:
Going about!

Sam:
You got it!

Harry:
Right. Wait... I’ve got it. Fine. Fine.

Donna, Rosie and Tanya are climbing the steps to the villa.

Rosie:
You should have brought the iron lung.

Tanya:
Why did I wear stilettos?

Rosie:
Oxygen.

Tanya:
(Seeing the view.) Oh, my God!

Sophie:
Auntie Rosie!

Rosie:
Hey, hey!

Tanya:
Look at Sophie. She’s gotten so beautiful!

Rosie:
Come here to me. Sophie Sheridan, you get more gorgeous every time I see you. You do.

Tanya:
I bet you don’t remember me.

Rosie:
Not with all that plastic surgery!

Sophie:
Of course I do, Auntie Tanya. You haven’t changed at all.

Donna:
Look at my baby, her whole life ahead of her.

Sophie:
Oh, please, I’m getting married. I’m not joining a convent!

Donna:
She’s feisty.

Tanya:
I love that.

Rosie:
Yeah. She’s a chip off the old block.

Donna:
If she were more like me, she wouldn’t be getting married at 20.

Tanya:
Or married at all.

Donna:
Oh, I meant to get the laundry down before you came.

Rosie:
Tanya’s going home!

Donna:
And you’d think with all this new technology, they would figure out a machine that would make the beds.

Sophie:
And if they did, you’d be going along behind it, making them again. I know you, Mom.

Donna:
But I am good at modern ... Tell them about the Internets. He’s gonna put me on the line.

Sophie:
Online.

Sky:
I’m designing a website. I just think this place has so much potential, and no one knows we’re here. So, if I market it really, really well, then, hopefully, people will come flooding in.

Sophie:
We just want this to be the ultimate romantic destination. This was once supposed to be the site of Aphrodite’s fountain, you know, the goddess of love. And if you drank the water, you were supposed to find true love and perfect happiness.

Tanya:
I’ll have a glass of that.

Rosie:
Yeah, I’ll have a bucket.

Tanya:
Aphrodite’s spa?

Donna, Rosie and Tanya go into the house.

Rosie:
Well, I thought you didn’t want boatloads of tourists.

Donna:
Oh, no, not boatloads, no. But, you know, a few more would be nice. Okay, now, the thing about the toilet, if it doesn’t flush right away, just go and come back in a while, and it should ... Nothing works around here, except for me. I’ve been running this hotel for 15 years, and I have never had a day off. (She opens a shutter and it falls off.) Oh, my God! Sorry.

# I work all night, I work all day

# To pay the bills I have to pay

All:
# Ain’t it sad?

Donna:
# And still there never seems to be

# A single penny left for me

(Don’t sit down there.)

All:
# That’s too bad

Donna:
(It’s broken.)

# In my dreams I have a plan

# If I got me a wealthy man

# I wouldn’t have to work at all

# I’d fool around and have a ball

# Money, money, money

# Must be funny

# In a rich man’s world

# Money, money, money

# Always sunny

# In a rich man’s world

# All the things I could do

# If I had a little money

All:
# It’s a rich man’s world.

Donna:
# It’s a rich man’s world.

Tanya:
# A man like that is hard to find

Donna:
# But I can’t get him off my mind

All:
# Ain’t it sad?

Donna:
# And if he happens to be free

# I bet he wouldn’t fancy me

All:
# That’s too bad

Donna:
# So I must leave, I have to go

# To Las Vegas or Monaco

# And win a fortune in a game

# My life will never be the same

# Money, money, money

# Must be funny

# In a rich man’s world

# Money, money, money

# Always sunny

# In a rich man’s world

# All the things I could do

# If I had a little money

# It’s a rich man’s world

All:
# Money, money, money, etc.

There is a small earthquake and a crack appears in the patio.

Tanya:
What’s going on?

Donna:
Do you feel it? The earth moved, darling. We’re falling apart here. Don’t think about it, come on. Let’s go have fun.

We see Bill, Sam and Harry arriving on the island, then return to Donna, Rosie and

Tanya in the villa.

Rosie:
Tanya’s packed for a world tour. Oh, Donna. Donna! (Holding up Tanya’s G-string.) Does she wear it or floss with it?

Tanya:
Floss you.

Donna:
Is it edible, Tanya?

Rosie:
Oh, listen to this. “The world’s most luxurious moisturizer. Contains flakes of 24-carat gold and extracts of donkey testicle.”

Tanya:
You’re just jealous.

Rosie:
At a thousand dollars a dollop!

Tanya:
Tell you, that’s the price you have to pay if you wanna drink before eleven o’clock in the morning.

Donna:
And we do!

Sophie sees Bill, Sam and Harry outside the villa.

Sophie:
Hi. May I help you?

Bill:
Sure, we’re here for the wedding. I’m Bill Anderson.

Sophie:
Huh?

Harry:
I’m Bright, Harry Bright.

Sam:
Sam Carmichael. You are expecting us?

Sophie:
Oh, my God. Yes!

Sam:
You’re not Donna’s daughter?

Sophie indicates that she is.

Bill:
I thought you looked familiar. Er, Sofia?

Sophie:
It’s Sophie.

Bill:
Well, Sofia is the Greek.

Sophie:
Well, I’m named after a Sofia.

Bill:
I used to have a great-aunt living on the mainland named Sofia.

Harry:
Would you mind if we see our rooms before we see your mother?

Sophie:
Sure.

Harry:
It’s just that I’d quite like to freshen up before the big reunion.

Sophie:
No! No! I mean, yes … but come this way. (She leads them through the cellars.) Come on!

Meanwhile Donna, Rosie and Tanya are drinking together.

Donna:
Oh, my God! I gotta a crack in my courtyard. I gotta go fix it.

Tanya:
Hey, listen, Donna? Donna.

Rosie:
Sit down!

Tanya:
I know ... I know you’re going to make a fortune with web’s – “with web’s!” – with Sky’s site. I know you’re gonna make a fortune with Sky’s website, but … are you gonna be okay until then?

Rosie:
I think Tanya is offering to pawn her bling.

Tanya:
No, seriously, Donna ...

Donna:
Oh, my God!

Tanya:
Do you need a loan?

Donna:
No, sweet. Oh, God, I’m just whining, you know me. I don’t need to be taken care of.

Tanya:
Yeah, but are you being taken care of?

Donna:
What do you mean?

Tanya:
Are you getting any?

Donna:
Oh, you mean ... (She turns the drill on.) Down boy, down boy! No, it takes too much energy.

Rosie:
Yeah. Just more plumbing to be maintained, isn’t it?

Donna:
Yeah. Oh, God, I’m so glad that whole part of my life is over. You know, seriously. I do not miss it at all.

Sophie shows Bill, Sam and Harry into one of the outbuildings.

Sophie:
Then it’s just right here. Good.

Sam:
Where’s Donna? Hey! Okay.

Sophie:
Up you go.

They climb up to the upper floor.

Harry:
Hmm. You know, I don’t want to seem ungrateful for the scenic tour, but might I be shown my room now?

Bill:
Well, don’t hold your breath, Harry, but I think this is your room.

Sam:
Can we see Donna now?

Sophie:
I sent the invites. My mom doesn’t know anything. (They groan.) Well, she’s done so much for me, and she’s always talking about you guys and the good old days, and I thought, what an amazing surprise for her that you are all gonna be at my wedding.

Sam:
Hang on, Sophie. I can’t be here. The last time I saw your mother, she said she never wanted to see me again.

Sophie:
But that was years ago! Please, it would mean a lot to me.

Sam:
Why?

Harry:
Listen, I can see that you’ve been to a great deal of trouble. But might I suggest (To Bill.) that we all reconvene on your boat?

Sam:
Good idea.

Bill:
No.

Harry:
Why?

Bill:
It’s an adventure, Harry. It’s good for you.

Sophie:
Okay, when I sent the invites, it was a long shot that you’d even reply. And now you’ve come all this way for a wedding. Surely there must have been some special reason for you to be here. Like a siren call, maybe?

Sam:
You are a little minx, you know that? You’re just like your mother. I’m glad my boys haven’t met you. They’d never recover.

Sophie:
You have sons?

Sam:
Yes, two. And someday, I’d like to bring them here.

Sophie:
Like you used to bring my mother?

They all hear Donna humming as she enters the building. The three men get up.

Sophie:
No.

Bill:
It’s Donna.

Sophie:
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Listen, listen, she can’t know. I’m going to go. Please stay. Promise me that you’ll not tell anybody that I invited you. Okay? Promise?

Bill:
You got it, baby.

Sam:
It’s a promise.

Harry:
I might regret it, but okay.

Sophie:
Okay.

Harry:
There wouldn’t, by any chance, happen to be a trouser press on the island, would there?

Sophie climbs out through a window. Donna hears a noise upstairs and looks up through the trap door.

Donna:
Harry? Bill? Ah!

# I was cheated by you

# And I think you know when

# So I made up my mind

# It must come to an end

# Look at me now

# Will I ever learn?

# I don’t know how

# But I suddenly lose control

# There’s a fire within my soul

# Just one look and I can hear a bell ring

# One more look and I forget everything

# Mamma mia, here I go again

# My, my, how can I resist you?

# Mamma mia, does it show again?

# My, my, just how much I’ve missed you

# Yes, I’ve been broken-hearted

# Blue since the day we parted

# Why, why did I ever let you go?

# Mamma mia, now I really know

# My, my, I should not have let you go

# I was angry and sad

# When I knew we were through

# I can’t count all the times

# I have cried over you

# Look at me now

# Will I ever learn?

# I don’t know how

# But I suddenly lose control

# There’s a fire within my soul

# Just one look and I can hear a bell ring

# One more look and I forget everything.

Chorus:
# Mamma mia, here I go again, etc.

Donna:
#Yes, I’ve been broken-hearted, etc.

Donna falls down in the room where the three men are.

Sam:
You always knew how to make an entrance.

Donna:
I’d better be dreaming. You’d better not be here.

Bill:
You want me to pinch you, Donna?

Donna:
No! You keep your hands to yourself, Bill Anderson.

Harry:
You probably don’t recognize me, do you?

Donna:
Harry! It is you!

Harry:
I’ve probably changed a bit, but you certainly haven’t. (Sam expresses agreement.)

Donna:
Why are you here? What are you doing here?

Bill:
I’m writing a travel piece.

Harry:
I’m … I’m here on a spontaneous holiday.

Donna:
Uh-huh.

Sam:
I just dropped in to say hi.

Donna:
Okay. What is this?

Bill:
It’s one of those serendipitous moments in life when three complete strangers share a common thought.

Donna:
Strangers? You don’t know each other?

Sam:
That’s generally the definition.

Donna:
Okay, good, but who ... Why are you here? Who said that you could stay up in my old goat-house?

Harry:
Didn’t catch the name.

Sam:
Greek lady.

Harry:
Well, she spoke Greek.

Sam:
Yeah.

Bill:
Or maybe she said we couldn’t stay in the old goat-house.

Harry:
Yeah, maybe that was it, in Greek.

Donna:
Yeah, that’s it, that’s it. You can’t stay here because I’m closed and I’m full. And I’m busy, I’m really ... I have a wedding, my ... Local girl’s getting married...

Sam:
Donna. Donna, don’t worry about us. Bill here is used to roughing it. And –

Bill:
Harry here...

Harry:
I’m spontaneous.

Bill:
Spontaneous.

Donna:
(To Sam.) What about you?

Sam:
Just wanted to see the island. You know what it meant to me.

Donna:
Okay, I’m gonna arrange for a boat to take you all back to the mainland.

Bill:
I have a boat, Donna.

Donna:
You have a boat? Good, get on it, and anchors away. Away, away.

Sam:
Hey, Donna

Sam, Bill, and Harry: It’s good to see you.

Rosie and Tanya are being served a drink at the bar.

Barman:
(To Tanya.) Now, baby, this should tickle your taste buds.

Tanya:
Down, big fella. I’m old enough to be your mother.

Rosie:
Grandmother.

Donna:
Where’s Sophie?

Barman:
I think she went down to the beach.

Donna is obviously upset.

Rosie:
What’s up? Donna? Donna!

Donna has shut herself in the toilet. Rosie knocks on the door.

Tanya:
(Whispering.) Talk to her.

Rosie:
Chiquitita, tell me what’s wrong

Tanya:
Oh, me. (Singing.) Oh, yes. I have never seen such sorrow

Both:
# In your eyes

# And the wedding is tomorrow!

# How I hate to see you like this

# There is no way you can deny it

# I can see

# That you’re oh, so sad

# So quiet

# Chiquitita, tell me the truth

# I’m a shoulder you can cry on

# Your best friend

# I’m the one you must rely on

# You were always sure of yourself

# Now I see you’ve broken a feather

# I hope we can patch it up

# Together

# Chiquitita, you and I know

# How the heartaches come and they go

# And the scars they’re leaving

# You’ll be dancing once again

# And the pain will end

# You will have no time for grieving

# Chiquitita, you and I cry

# But the sun is still in the sky

# And shining above you

# Let me hear you sing once more

# Like you did before

# Sing a new song, Chiquitita.

Donna:
# Try once more

# Like I did before

# Sing a new song.

(Speaking.) It’s her dad.

Tanya:
Whose dad?

Donna:
Sophie’s dad. Remember how I said it was Sam? Sam the architect, who had to go home to get married? I’m not sure that it was him, because there were two other … two other guys around the same time.

Tanya:
Donna Sheridan. You shady lady.

Rosie:
Why didn’t you tell us?

Donna:
Well, I never knew that I would ever, ever have to. I never imagined I’d see all three of them in my old goat-house the day before my daughter’s wedding!

Rosie and Tanya:
The old goat-house?

Rosie and Tanya run off to find the old goat-house.

Donna:
No! No! Wait! Shoot! Rosie! Tanya! Wait a minute! Don’t let them hear you!

Rosie:
There’s no one here.

Tanya:
(To Donna.) Are you sure?

Donna:
Of course I’m sure! Do you think I would forget my daughter’s dads? They were all here. Sam Carmichael, Bill Anderson and Harry “Head Banger.”

Rosie:
Not Harry “Head Banger”!

Donna:
They must’ve gone back to their boat. I hope they run aground and drown. What are they doing here? It’s like some hideous trick of fate.

The local people all burst out laughing.

Rosie:
(To Tanya.) It’s very Greek.

Donna, Rosie and Tanya enter the house.

Rosie:
(To Donna.) Do they know about Sophie?

Donna:
What, are they psychic? No! I’ve never told a soul.

Tanya:
Oh, Donna, keeping it to yourself all these years.

Donna:
It doesn’t matter … it doesn’t matter about me. The only thing that matters is that Sophie never finds out.

Tanya:
Well, maybe she would be cool with it.

Donna:
“Cool with it”? You don’t know my daughter. This would be like a bombshell.

Rosie:
Donna, they’ve gone!

Donna:
I don’t know that. I don’t know where they are. I don’t know why they’re here. And I have brought this all on myself because I was a stupid, reckless little slut!

Tanya:
Whoa! Don’t you sound like your mother?

Donna:
I do not!

Tanya and Rosie:
Yes, you do!

Donna:
Oh, my God, I do not.

Rosie:
You do, it’s Catholic guilt! You’ve been living like a nun.

Tanya:
Yeah, whatever happened to our Donna? Life and soul of the party, el rock chick supremo? .

Donna:
I grew up.

Tanya:
Well, then, grow back down again.

Rosie and Tanya:
Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke.

# You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!

# See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen!

# Friday night and the lights are low,

# Looking out for a place to go

# Where they play the right music, getting in the swing,

# You come to look for a king.

# Anybody could be that guy,

# Night is young and the music’s high,

# With a bit of rock music, everything is fine.

# You’re in the mood for a dance,

# And when you get the chance

# You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen!

# Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine! Oh yeah!

# You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!

# See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen!

# You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on

# Leave them burning, and then you’re gone

# Looking out for another, anyone will do.

# You’re in the mood for a dance,

# And when you get the chance

# You are the dancing queen, etc.

Bill, Sam and Harry are back on the boat, ready to sail round the island. Sophie, Ali and Lisa run down the jetty shouting “wait!,” “don’t leave,” etc. Sophie jumps into the water and swims to the boat.

Ali:
Whoa, Sophie.

Lisa:
Sophie!

Both:
Sophie!

Bill:
We’re gonna sail around the island. You wanna come?

Sophie:
You promised you’d come to my wedding.

Sam:
Er yes, well, your mother ejected us from the goat-house.

Harry:
We thought we’d better get out of her hair.

Bill:
Donna freaked out when she saw us. What’s all that about?

Sophie:
No. She’s just not even thinking straight. She’s so stressed about the wedding. You know, but she’s got no idea that you’re her lovely surprise. She’ll be so happy tomorrow.

Bill:
You think so?

Sophie:
(To Harry.) You took Mom’s guitar!

Harry:
No, no. I borrowed it. Look. No, where is it? D.S. Donna Sheridan. And H.B. Head Banger.

Bill and Sam:
Head Banger?

Harry:
I bought her this. It cost me ten quid plus my Johnny Rotten T-shirt. Your mother knew quite a rebel. I was studying in Paris when I met her. I hopped on a train, followed her to Greece, quite spontaneously.

# I can still recall

# Our last summer

# I still see it all

# Walks along the Seine

# Laughing in the rain

# Our last summer

# Memories that remain

# We made our way along the river

# And we sat down in the grass

# By the Eiffel Tower.

Sam:
# I was so happy we had met

# It was the age of no regret.

All:
# Oh, yes!

Bill:
# Those crazy years, that was the time

# Of the flower power.

Sam:
# But underneath we had a fear of flying

Harry:
# Of growing old –

Bill:
# A fear of slowly dying.

Sam:
# We took a chance

# Like we were dancing our last dance.

All:
# I can still recall

# Our last summer

# I still see it all

# In the tourist jam

# Round the Notre Dame

# Our last summer

# Walking hand in hand.

# Paris restaurants

# Our last summer

# Morning croissants

# Living for the day

# Worries far away

# Our last summer

# We could laugh and play.

Sophie:
(To Harry.) # And now you’re working in a bank

# A family man, a football fan

# And your name is Harry.

Harry:
# How dull it seems!

Sophie:
# Are you the hero of my dreams?

Sky is looking for Sophie on the mainland.

Sky:
Sophie! Sophie!

Sophie:
Please, I have to go, but please come tomorrow, okay?

Harry:
Absolutely.

Bill:
We’ll be there.

Sam:
It’s a promise.

All:
# Walks along the Seine

# Laughing in the rain

# Our last summer

# Memories that remain.

Sophie:
Sky!

Sky:
Where have you been? People have been arriving all afternoon. No one’s seen you.

Sophie:
I’m sorry, I was around the island, I just ... I just lost track of time. Where’re you going?

Sky:
It’s my stag do. My last night of freedom

Sophie:
Huh?

Sky:
which is how some people might see it, but for me, it’s the last night before the greatest adventure of my life.

Sophie:
You know how I said I wanted to find my father?

Sky:
Soph, we’ve been over this a million times. You don’t need a father, you have a family.

Sophie:
And you’ll never leave me, right?

Sky:
Are you kidding? You have turned my world upside down.

# I wasn’t jealous before we met

# Now every man that I see is a potential threat

# And I’m possessive, it isn’t nice

# You’ve heard me saying that smoking was my only vice

# But now it isn’t true

# Now everything is new

# And all I’ve learned has overturned

# I beg of you –

Sophie:
# Don’t go wasting your emotion

# Lay all your love on me

# It was like shooting a sitting duck

# A little small talk, a smile and, baby, I was stuck

# I still don’t know what you’ve done with me

# A grown-up woman should never fall so easily

# I feel a kind of fear

# When I don’t have you near

# Unsatisfied, I skip my pride

# I beg you, dear –

Sky:
# Don’t go wasting your emotion

# Lay all your love on me.

Sky's Friends:
# Don’t go sharing your devotion

# Lay all your love on me

# Don’t go wasting your emotion

# Lay all your love on me.

Girls:
# Don’t go sharing your devotion

# Lay all your love on me.

It is now the evening, and all Sophie’s friends are having a party. Tanya’s voice is heard, amplified, from inside the house.

Tanya:
Ladies and no gentlemen, presenting, for one night and one night only...

Rosie:
Because that’s all we’ve got breath for.

Tanya:
(Speak for yourself, you old bat!) The world’s first girl power band, Donna and the Dynamos.

Donna, Rosie, and Tanya: # Super Trouper

# Lights are gonna find me

# But I won’t feel blue

# Like I always do

# ’Cause somewhere in the crowd, there’s you

# I was sick and tired of everything

# When I called you last night from Glasgow

# All I do is eat and sleep and sing

# Wishing every show was the last show,

# Wishing every show was the last show.

# So imagine I was glad to hear you’re coming

# Suddenly I feel all right

# And suddenly it’s gonna be

# And it’s gonna be so different when I’m on the stage tonight

# Tonight the Super Trouper

# Lights are gonna find me.

Sam, Bill and Harry are approaching.

Sam:
Our song.

Harry:
Your song?

Bill:
It’s my song.

Donna, Rosie, and Tanya: # Smiling, having fun

# Feeling like a number one

# Tonight the Super Trouper

# Beams are gonna blind me

# But I won’t feel blue

# Like I always do

# ’Cause somewhere in the crowd, there’s you.

# So I’ll be there when you arrive

# The sight of you will prove to me I’m still alive

# And when you take me in your arms

# And hold me tight

# I know it’s gonna mean so much tonight

# Tonight the Super Trouper

# Lights are gonna find me

# Shining like the sun

# Smiling, having fun

# Feeling like a number one

# Tonight the Super Trouper

# Beams are gonna blind me

# But I won’t feel blue

# Like I always do

# ’Cause somewhere in the crowd, there’s you

# Super Trouper lights

# Are gonna find me.

Sophie:
(To Donna.) I can’t believe you!

Rosie:
(To the three men.) Excuse me! Hello. This is a hen party. Women only! Thank you.

Sam:
Okay.

Donna, Rosie and Tanya are heading back into the house.

Donna:
Why are they here, then, if it’s not to ruin Sophie’s wedding?

Tanya:
But I thought you weren’t so keen on this wedding.

Donna:
I don’t want them spoiling it. They have no right to turn up like this. What have they ever done for their daughter, huh?

Rosie:
Donna, Donna, they didn’t know she exists.

Donna:
Well, they didn’t need to know, did they? I’ve done a great job with Soph, all by myself, and I won’t be muscled out by an ejaculation!

Sophie’s friends are still partying and they seize Bill and Harry.

Girls:
# Is there a man out there?

# Someone to hear my prayer?

# Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

# A man after midnight

# Won’t somebody help me

# Chase the shadows away

# Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! etc.

Sophie finds Sam alone.

Sophie:
Hi.

Sam:
Hi. I think I should explain to Donna that I come in peace.

Sophie:
Oh, no, really. You should wait … you should wait until she has a few drinks in her first. Really.

Sam:
Good idea. Good idea. What you drew on the boat ... This is good. This is really good. Why don’t you pursue this? You have a real talent here.

Sophie:
(Sighing.) I have enough to do here.

Sam:
Is that really your dream? Running the villa with Donna?

Sophie:
She just can’t do it by herself.

Sam:
Do you know, I drew this whole place up on the back of a menu one night. I always dreamt I’d come back here.

Sophie:
What kept you?

Sam:
What’s your mother said about me?

Sophie:
She never mentioned you.

Sam:
Sophie? What am I doing here?

Donna, Rosie and Tanya are back in the house.

Donna:
Some air in here. Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it’s my mother.

Tanya:
Oh, and wasn’t she a ray of sunshine.

Donna:
I’m gonna go get them out of here.

Rosie and Donna both show that they think this is a bad idea.

Tanya:
You go in there guns loaded, there’s gonna be questions. Help me out of these boots.

Rosie:
Come on, then.

Tanya:
All that fricking yoga’s made my feet bigger.

Rosie:
Now, listen, listen. What we’re gonna do is, we’ll get them plastered tonight, and then tomorrow, Tanya and I will take them fishing.

Tanya:
Fishing? Oh, please.

Rosie:
What do you suggest we do with three men?

Tanya:
Well, then, now, that takes me back.

Sophie’s friends are still partying. Harry escapes from them and meets Sophie.

Girls:
# Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

# A man after midnight

# Take me through the darkness

# To the break of the day.

Harry:
Hello.

Sophie:
You okay?

Harry:
I’m fine. Fancy Donna having a grown-up daughter!

Sophie:
Do you have any children, Harry?

Harry:
Well, I have the dogs, Lucy and Kipper. That’s the extent of my relationships. I’d have loved a daughter. I’d have spoiled her rotten. Is your father here?

Sophie:
I don’t know. I don’t know who my father is.

Sophie’s friends pull her away to where Bill is dancing.

Girls:
# Is there a man out there?

# Someone to hear my prayer?

Bill:
This is fantastic! How on earth did Donna get money to buy this place?

Sophie:
She was left some money by the old lady she looked after when I was little. Sofia, that I’m named after.

Bill:
My great-aunt Sofia?

Sophie:
I guess.

Bill:
I always heard her money was left to family. How old are you?

Sophie:
I’m 20.

Bill:
Will you excuse me a minute? I’m sorry.

Sophie:
Bill! Bill, wait. Why did your great-aunt leave my mother money?

Bill:
I don’t know!

Sophie:
All my life, there’s been this huge unanswered question, and I don’t want any more secrecy!

Bill:
What do you want from me?

Sophie:
Bill, please! Are you my father?

Bill:
Yes. I think so. Yes.

Sophie:
You know what comes next?

Bill:
Oh, you’re not going to tell me that you have a twin sister, are you?

Sophie:
Will you give me away tomorrow?

Bill:
Give you away?

Sophie:
No! Our secret until the wedding.

Bill:
Cute. Oh, God.

Sophie:
Okay.

Back at the party, the boys are joining the girls.

All:
# People everywhere

# A sense of expectation hanging in the air

# Giving out a spark

# Across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark

# And here we go again

# We know the start, we know the end

# Masters of the scene

# We’ve done it all before

# And now we’re back to get some more

# You know what I mean

# Voulez-vous

# Take it now or leave it

# Now is all we get

# Nothing promised, no regrets

# Voulez-vous

# Ain’t no big decision

# You know what to do

# La question c’est voulez-vous

# Voulez-vous.

Sophie:
(To Sky.) Go dance with Mom!

Sophie is going to join Bill, but Sam pulls her aside.

Sam:
Sophie, come here. I know why I’m here. Why didn’t Donna tell me? How long have you known I’m your father?

Sophie:
What? Not long at all. Sam, listen to me. My mom doesn’t know that I know. So can we wait until after my wedding?

Sam:
Who’s giving you away tomorrow?

Sophie:
Nobody.

Sam:
Wrong. I am. Our secret till then.

All:
# Voulez-vous

# Take it now or leave it

# Now is all we get.

Sky:
(To Sophie.) Are you okay?

Sophie:
I can’t breathe.

All:
# Voulez-vous

# Ain’t no big decision

# You know what to do

# La question c’est voulez-vous

# Voulez-vous.

Harry bumps into Sophie.

Harry:
Oh, my God! I’m your father!

Sophie:
Harry!

Harry:
Now, that’s why you sent me the invite. You wanted your old dad to walk you down the aisle. Well, I won’t let you down. I’ll be there.

All:
# Voulez-vous

# Take it now or leave it, etc.

As the dance continues, Sophie hears the various words spoken to her by Bill, Sam and Harry in her mind. She faints. Everyone rushes towards her with cries of “Sophie,” “Give her some space,” etc.

The next morning, Donna, Rosie and Tanya are waking up in the villa.

Rosie:
(To Tanya.) Come on, Mother, rise and shine.

Donna:
I was tossing and turning all night. Those three guys are still loose on this island. We got to do something.

Rosie:
Donna! Donna! Donna! Donna. It’s all under control.

In another room, Sophie, Ali and Lisa are waking up.

Sophie:
I have been tossing and turning all night. I’ve got three dads coming to my wedding, and I have to tell two of them they’re surplus. Only, which two?

Ali:
It’s all under control.

Rosie:
I’m taking Bill and Sam fishing...

Ali:
We’re each gonna go off. We’re gonna grab a man, interrogate him, swap notes and decide.

Rosie:
And Harry’s talked Tanya into water sports. (Tanya moans.) Oh, God. Nurse, donkey testicles, quickly!

Rosie prepares to sail out to Bill’s boat. Bill encounters Harry on the boat.

Bill:
You …

Harry:
No, after you.

Bill:
No. No.

Harry:
Go ahead, please.

Bill:
No, no, no, no, you first.

Harry:
I want to get something off my chest.

Bill:
Me too.

Harry:
Last night, I discovered something wonderful. It was a wake-up call, a way to look at myself and what I really want out of life.

Bill:
Last night? You didn’t know? You didn’t even suspect that you were...

Harry:
Well, no. Of course not. That’s always been a secret.

Bill:
Oh. And now we ... say it out loud?

Harry:
No! No! No! It’s absolutely hush-hush. I mean, for now. All will be revealed tonight.

Rosie is now on the boat and listening to the conversation.

Bill:
Talking of revelations, last night ...

Harry:
You and the little lady? I think I know what’s going on.

Bill:
No, you don’t. You don’t.

Harry:
It’s obvious. I saw it from the moment you clapped eyes on each other.

Bill:
You’re kidding! I’m gonna level with you, Harry. I don’t think I can do this. Well, she’s a wonderful girl, but can I take her on in my life?

Harry:
Bill, where’s your spontaneity?

Bill:
It’s this ... this family, you know?

Harry:
You don’t have to marry her!

Bill:
What?!

Rosie:
Coo-ee!

Bill:
Hey! Right in time for breakfast. We’re serving up the works here.

Rosie:
Oh, think you just did.

Bill:
Sunny-side up! Lox or ham?

Rosie:
I’ll just er, er … I’m just gonna ...

Back at the villa, Donna is cleaning up after the party. Sophie walks past.

Donna:
What a mess. (To Sophie.) Hey!

Sophie:
What?

Donna:
You okay?

Sophie:
Yeah. I’m fine. I’m fine.

Donna:
Woah, Sophie.

Sophie:
What?

Donna:
Last night, you and Sky ... What’s wrong? Tell me. Tell me what’s wrong.

Sophie:
I don’t know what to do.

Donna:
You know what to do. You don’t have to do anything. It’s not too late, I can still call off the wedding. Everybody will understand.

Sophie:
Call... Call off the wedding?

Donna:
Isn’t that what you want?

Sophie:
No. No. No, that’s what you want.

Donna:
No!

Sophie:
Yes! God!

Donna:
Sophie!

Sophie:
You just ... You have no idea. You never had a wedding. You never did the marriage-and-babies thing. You just did the baby thing. Well, good for you.

Donna:
You know, I don’t know why you’re going off on me now! I really don’t!

Sophie:
Because I ... God! I love Sky, and I want to be with him!

Donna:
Good! Great.

Sophie:
And I don’t want my children growing up not knowing who their father is. Because it’s just ... It’s crap!

Sophie goes into the house. Sky and some of his friends arrive drunkenly singing “Voulez-vous” and playing the bagpipes.

Donna:
Okay, okay, Sophie’s gonna have an absolutely beautiful wedding, right? You’re supposed to be helping me. You guys ... He’s got to get ready.

Donna puts the bagpipes in the house and, on the way out, meets Sam.

Sam:
I see you kept my bagpipes.

Donna:
They’re supposed to ward off unwanted visitors.

Sam:
Well, you don’t need bagpipes to do that.

Donna:
What are you doing here, Sam?

Sam:
This is our dream, remember? Villa on the island?

Donna:
Yeah. Well, this is my reality. Hard work and a crippling mortgage. Shoot! And a hotel that’s crumbling around me.

Sam:
Look, I’ll help ... Let me have a look at this...

Donna:
No, that’s all right, I can deal with my own disasters.

Sam:
Why didn’t you tell me it was Sophie getting married?

Donna:
Well, I didn’t think it was any of your business.

Sam:
Why is she getting married? Settling down on the island? I mean, if it was up to me, I’d be telling her to go get a life.

Donna:
Yeah.

Sam:
She’s a bright kid.

Donna:
I know. I know. But, you know, my daughter has a mind of her own.

Sam:
Oh, yeah. I see that. I see that. But she’s so young.

Donna:
I know.

Sam:
I mean, does she know what she really wants? You see, I think part of her just wants to let you know that she isn’t going to leave you alone here on your own.

Donna:
What do you mean?

Sam:
Donna, look. I have two grown children. I know something about letting go. If Sophie felt you were okay on your own, would she want something different for herself?

Donna:
Okay, here’s the thing. I love being on my own. I really do. You know, every morning, I get up and I thank God that I don’t have some middle-aged, menopausal man telling me how to run my life. You know, I’m free and I’m single. And it’s … it’s great.

Sam:
# Where are those happy days?

# They seem so hard to find

# I try to reach for you

# But you have closed your mind

# What ever happened to our love?

# I wish I understood

# It used to be so nice

# It used to be so good

# So when you’re near me, darling

# Can’t you hear me? SOS

# The love you gave me

# Nothing else can save me SOS

# When you’re gone

# How can I even try to go on?

# When you’re gone, though I try

# How can I carry on?

Donna:
# You seem so far away though you are standing near

# You made me feel alive but something died, I fear

# I really tried to make it out

# I wish I understood

# What happened to our love?

# It used to be so good

# So when you’re near me, darling

# Can’t you hear me? SOS

# And the love you gave me

# Nothing else can save me SOS.

Both:
# When you’re gone, etc.

Donna goes to see Sophie, but decides not to disturb her, as Sophie is with her friends. Meanwhile Harry and Tanya are out on a pedal boat.

Harry:
Donna must be tearing her hair out, doing this wedding on her own. What would the father of the bride normally do?

Tanya:
Pay. Though my dad drew the line at my third.

Harry:
I see. Excuse me.

He jumps into the water.

Tanya:
Harry? Harry!

The barman from the day before climbs onto the boat.

Barman:
Tanya! Let’s pick up where we left off last night.

Tanya:
Last night never happened. I’ve drawn a veil over last night. Oh, my God. Look at the time. I’ve got work to do.

Barman:
Work?

Tanya:
A little repair and renovation.

Barman:
Come on. You don’t mess with a masterpiece.

Ali:
Oh, ignore him, Tanya, he’s all mouth and no trousers.

Barman:
Tanya can’t ignore the chemistry between us.

Tanya:
Little boys who play with fire get their fingers burned.

# You’re so hot, teasing me

# So you’re blue

# Well, I can’t take a chance on a kid like you

# It’s something I couldn’t do

# There’s that look in your eyes

# I can read in your face that your feelings are driving you wild

# Oh, but, boy, you’re only a child

# Well, I can dance with you, honey

# If you think it’s funny

# But does your mother know that you’re out?

# And I can chat with you, baby

# Flirt a little, maybe

# Does your mother know that you’re out?

Barman:
# Take it easy!

All:
# Take it easy. Better slow down, boy

# That’s no way to go

# Does your mother know?

Barman:
# Take it easy

All:
# Take it easy. Try to cool it, boy

# Play it nice and slow

# Does your mother know?

Tanya:
Come on, boys.

# I can see what you want

# But you seem pretty young

# To be searching for that kind of fun

# So maybe I’m not the one

# Now you’re so cute I like your style

# And I know what you mean

# When you give me a flash of that smile

# But, boy, you’re only a child

# Well, I can dance with you, honey, etc.

All the boys fall down. Tanya leads the girls away.

Girl:
Boy down! Boy down!

Tanya:
Yo, girls. We done good.

Donna is setting out the tables for the wedding reception.

Donna:
Yes, any colour. Doesn’t matter. There’s no plan, God knows there’s no plan. It looks great, though.

Carlos:
Ella, Donna, where would you like this?

Donna:
Carlos, get the meat out of the heat. Put a cover on that thing. That’s beautiful. And tell. .. Ione, help him get the ... (Harry arrives.) Harry, what are you doing here?

Harry:
Hello. I just wanted to give you this.

Donna:
I don’t mean here, here. I mean, why are you on this island?

Harry:
I realized

Donna:
What is this?

Harry:
Now, I realised you’ll have had to tighten your belt a bit over the years, bringing up Sophie on your own, and I just wanted to make a small contribution to the wedding.

Donna:
I can’t accept this. I can’t ...

Harry:
No. No.

Donna:
Harry, I can’t.

Harry:
No. No.

Donna:
Harry!

Harry:
No, you’ll have to catch me first. (He runs off.)

Sky and his friends are decorating some boats. Sophie comes to see him.

Sophie:
Sky!

Sky:
What’s the matter?

Sophie:
You have to help me.

Sky:
Why, what’s happened? Baby? Sophie! Soph.

Sophie:
I’ve done something completely insane. All my dads are here for our wedding, and they all think they’re giving me away.

Sky:
All your what?

Sophie:
I read Mom’s diary, and I have three possible fathers.

Sky:
But how are they here now?

Sophie:
I invited them. I thought that I would know my dad right away, but I didn’t. I just ... I have no idea. And now, my mom is gonna kill me, and they’re gonna hate me, and you ...

Sky:
Hold on. Hold on. You invited these guys and you didn’t tell me?

Sophie:
No, I thought you would try to stop me. I know I messed up.

Sky:
Sophie? Is that what this whole big white wedding is about? You finding your Dad?

Sophie:
No. No!

Sky:
I wanted to take a boat to the mainland with a couple of witnesses. And you insisted on this sodding circus so you could play Happy Families.

Sophie:
It’s about knowing who I am. And I wanted to get married knowing who I am.

Sky:
That doesn’t come from finding your father, that comes from finding yourself. And the irony is, I was travelling to find myself. I put everything on hold for you. Because I loved you and I wanted what you wanted. Now, I don’t know.

Sophie:
You don’t know if you love me?

Sky:
Of course I love you. I just wish you’d told me.

Sam arrives as Sky leaves.

Sam:
Is everything okay? Sophie, what’s wrong?

Sophie:
Not now, Sam.

Sam:
Yes, yes, yes, now. Because I’m supposed to be giving you away. And how can I when I know you’re not really gonna be happy?

Sophie:
I’ve heard all this from my mother, and I think she knows me better than you do.

Sam:
I know. But I’ve done the big white wedding, and believe me, it doesn’t always end in “happy ever after.”

Sophie:
That is you. That’s not me. Okay? I love Sky more than anything in the world. And I ... Did you feel that way before you got married?

Sam:
No.

Sophie goes back to the villa to find Donna.

Donna:
Hey, aren’t you supposed to be getting dressed? Where’s Ali and Lisa? I thought they were going to help you.

Sophie:
Will you help me?

Donna:
Mmm-mmm. Wait. It’s okay, it’s okay. We have time.

# Schoolbag in hand

# She leaves home in the early morning

# Waving goodbye

# With an absent-minded smile

# I watch her go

# With a surge of that well-known sadness

# And I have to sit down for a while

# The feeling that I’m losing her forever

# And without really entering her world

# I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter

# That funny little girl

# Slipping through my fingers all the time

# I try to capture every minute

# The feeling in it

# Slipping through my fingers all the time

# Do I really see what’s in her mind?

# Each time I think I’m close to knowing

# She keeps on growing

# Slipping through my fingers all the time

# Sleep in our eyes

# Her and me at the breakfast table

# Barely awake

# I let precious time go by

# Then when she’s gone

# There’s that odd melancholy feeling

# And a sense of guilt I can’t deny

# What happened to those wonderful adventures

# The places I had planned for us to go?

# Slipping through my fingers all the time

# Well, some of that we did

# But most we didn’t

# And why, I just don’t know

# Slipping through my fingers all the time

# I try to capture every minute, etc.

Sophie:
Do you think I’m letting you down?

Donna:
Why would you even think that?

Sophie:
Well, because of what you’ve done. I mean, the Dynamos, raising a kid, and running a business all on your own.

Donna:
Well, honey, I didn’t have a choice. I couldn’t go home, you know. When I got pregnant, my mother told me not to bother coming back. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. My God, look at what we’ve had.

Sophie:
Will you give me away?

Donna:
Yeah.

Both:
# Sometimes I wish

# That I could freeze the picture

# And save it from the funny tricks of time

# Slipping through my fingers.

Sophie sets off to the wedding chapel.

Donna:
# Schoolbag in hand

# She leaves home in the early morning

# Waving goodbye

# With an absent-minded smile.

Sam arrives and detains Donna.

Sam:
Donna! Donna. I need to talk to you about who’s giving Sophie away.

Donna:
That would be me.

Sam:
But ... What about her dad?

Donna:
Her dad isn’t here.

Sam:
It’s what she wants. She told me she wants her father here. What if her father wants that, too?

Donna:
What? Sam, don’t do this now. I can’t hear this now!

Sam:
Donna, listen to me. This is about us.

Donna:
# I don’t wanna talk

# About things we’ve gone through

# Though it’s hurting me

# Now it’s history

# I’ve played all my cards

# And that’s what you’ve done, too

# Nothing more to say

# No more ace to play

# The winner takes it all

# The loser standing small

# Beside the victory

# That’s her destiny

# I was in your arms

# Thinking I belonged there

# I figured it made sense

# Building me a fence

# Building me a home

# Thinking I’d be strong there

# But I was a fool

# Playing by the rules

# The gods may throw the dice

# Their minds as cold as ice

# And someone way down here

# Loses someone dear

# The winner takes it all

# The loser has to fall

# It’s simple and it’s plain

# Why should I complain?

# But tell me does she kiss

# Like I used to kiss you?

# Does it feel the same

# When she calls your name?

# Somewhere deep inside

# You must know I miss you

# But what can I say?

# Rules must be obeyed

# The judges will decide

# The likes of me abide

# Spectators at the show

# Always staying low

# The game is on again

# A lover or a friend

# A big thing or a small

# The winner takes it all

# I don’t wanna talk

# ’Cause it makes me feel sad

# And I understand

# You’ve come to shake my hand

# I apologise

# If it makes you feel bad

# Seeing me so tense

# No self-confidence, but you see

# The winner takes it all

# The winner takes it all

# The game is on again

# A lover or a friend

# A big thing or a small

# The winner takes it all, etc.

Donna arrives at the wedding chapel.

Ali:
Donna!

Lisa:
There you are!

Ali:
It’s okay.

Donna:
They’re my best shoes.

Lisa:
Panic over! Here she is.

Donna:
Oh, God.

The band starts to play and Donna leads Sophie into the chapel.

Donna:
(To Sophie.) I love you.

Priest:
Welcome to Sophie and Sky, and to all your friends who have gathered together this evening. And welcome, especially, to Donna, who represents your family. We are all here together in this glorious ...

Donna:
(Standing up and interrupting.) And welcome too ... to Sophie’s dad. (To Sophie.) I have to tell you. He is here.

Sophie:
I know. I invited him.

Sam, Bill and Harry all stand up.

Donna:
You couldn’t have. I don’t know which one it is. (Suddenly realizing.) Oh, my God! That’s why they’re all here!

Sophie:
I’m sorry. Sorry. I just ... Please, please forgive me! Please forgive me. Please.

Donna:
I don’t know. Can you forgive me?

Sophie:
What? I don’t care if you slept with hundreds of men. You’re my mom, and I love you so much.

Donna:
Oh, Soph. And I haven’t slept with hundreds of men.

Sam:
Am I getting this right? Sophie may be mine, but she may be Bill’s or Harry’s?

Donna:
Yeah, yeah. That’s right. And don’t get all self-righteous with me, because you have no one but yourself to blame.

Sophie:
Yeah, if you hadn’t just dumped my mother and gone off and married somebody else...

Sam:
Hey, hey, wait a minute! I had to go home. I was engaged. But I told Lorraine I couldn’t marry her, and I came right back.

Donna:
You ... You ... Why didn’t you call me?

Sam:
Because I was crazy enough to think that you would be waiting for me. Only when I arrived, they told me you were off with some other guy. So, Lorraine called me an idiot and married me to prove it.

Harry:
Sorry, can I just ... can I just … Might I just butt in?

Donna:
Oh, Harry, don’t... It’s all right. You don’t have to.

Harry:
No, no, I just wanted to say it’s great to have even a third of Sophie. I never thought I’d get even that much of a child. Donna, you were the first girl I ever loved. Well, actually, you were the last girl I ever loved. Now, this gives me an excuse to come here much more often.

Sam:
We can find out if you want, but I’m with Harry. Being a third of your dad is great by me.

Bill:
By me, too. I’ll take a third.

Rosie:
(To Tanya.) Typical, isn’t it? You wait 20 years for a dad, and then three come along at once.

Priest:
Dearly beloved ...

Sophie:
No! You know, I have no clue which one of you is my dad, but I don’t mind. Now, I know what I really want. Sky, let’s just not get married yet.

Sky:
What?

Sophie:
You never wanted this anyway. I know that. Let’s just get off this island and just see the world. Okay? All right?

Sky:
I love you.

Sky carries Sophie out of the chapel.

Priest:
Donna, do I take it the wedding is cancelled?

Donna:
I’m not entirely sure what’s happening right now.

Sam:
Hang on. Why waste a good wedding? How about it, Sheridan? You’re going to need someone to boss around on this island of yours.

Donna:
Are you nuts? I am not a bigamist.

Sam:
Neither am I. I’m a divorced man who’s loved you for 21 years, and ever since the day I set foot on this island, I’ve been trying to tell you how much I love you. (Getting down on one knee.) Come on, Donna. It’s only the rest of your life.

# I can’t conceal it

# Don’t you see?

# Can’t you feel it?

Women:
# Say I do!

Sam:
# Oh, yeah.

Women:
# I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.

Sam:
# Donna, please show it

# You love me

# And you know it.

Women:
# Say I do!

Sam holds up a ring.

Donna:
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.

A few minutes later it is Sam and Donna who are married.

Priest:
I now pronounce you man and wife.

Donna:
I’m so happy!

Later, everyone is at the wedding banquet outside.

Sam:
# Here’s to us

# One more toast

# And then we’ll pay the bill

# Deep inside both of us

# Could feel the autumn chill

# Birds of passage

# You and me

# We fly instinctively

# When the summer’s over

# And the dark clouds hide the sun

# Neither you nor I’m to blame

# When all is said and done

# In our lives

# We have walked

# Some strange and lonely treks

# Slightly worn

Sam and Donna:
# But dignified

Sam:
# And not too old for sex.

Rosie:
Yeah!

Sam:
# Clear-headed and open-eyed

# With nothing left untried

# Standing calmly at the crossroads

# No desire to run

# There’s no hurry any more

# When all is said and done.

All:
# Standing calmly at the crossroads, etc.

Bill:
(To Rosie.) That’s not for me. I’m a writer. A lone wolf.

Rosie:
# If you change your mind

# I’m the first in line

# Honey, I’m still free

# Take a chance on me.

Bill:
Sorry. (He moves away.)

Rosie:
(Following him.) # If you need me, let me know

# I’m gonna be around

# If you got no place to go

# If you’re feeling down.

Speech! I’m gonna make a speech, everybody.

# If you’re all alone

# When the pretty birds have flown

# Honey, I’m still free

# Take a chance on me

# Gonna do my very best

# And it ain’t no lie

# If you put me to the test

# If you let me try

# Take a chance on me

# Take a chance on me.

Sam:
Go, Bill!

Rosie:
# We can go dancing

Bill:
# We can go walking

Rosie:
# As long as we’re together

# Listen to some music

Bill:
# Maybe just talking

Rosie:
# You’d get to know me better

Harry:
(To his new boyfriend.) # ’Cause you know I’ve got

# So much that I wanna do

# When I dream I’m alone with you

Harry and His Boyfriend: # It’s magic!

Rosie:
# You want me to leave it there

Bill:
# Afraid of a love affair

Rosie:
# But I think you know

# That I can’t let go

# If you’re all alone

# When the pretty birds have flown

# Honey, I’m still free

# Take a chance on me

Bill:
# Gonna do my very best

# And it ain’t no lie

# If you put me to the test

Both:
# If you let me try

# Take a chance on me!

All:
# Take a chance on me,

# Take a chance, etc.

There is another small earthquake and a geyser erupts through the courtyard.

Donna:
It’s Aphrodite!

All:
# Mamma mia, here I go again

# My, my, how can I resist you?

# Mamma mia, does it show again?

# My, my, just how much I’ve missed you

# Yes, I’ve been broken-hearted

# Blue since the day we parted

# Why, why did I ever let you go?

# Mamma mia, now I really know

# My, my, I should not have let you go.

Sophie is now leaving the island.

Sophie:
# I have a dream

# A song to sing

# To help me cope

# With anything

# If you see the wonder

# Of a fairy tale

# You can take the future

# Even if you fail

# I believe in angels

# Something good in everything I see

# I believe in angels

# When I know the time is right for me

# I’ll cross the stream

# I have a dream

# I’ll cross the stream

# I have a dream.

The story ends here, but the show is extended by two further songs, “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo.”

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Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson is a British playwright, producing works for stage and television. She is best known for her book for the ABBA-inspired musical Mamma Mia! and screenplay for the film of the same name. more…

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